Through the course of each week, your older skin cells are shed and replaced by newer, younger skin cells from the deeper layers of the dermis. As you age, this process, which is known as exfoliation, gradually starts to slow. This also reduces collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis. In time, this causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear on your face.
For many people, the first step in reversing the appearance of skin aging is to try using one of the retinol skin creams sold on store shelves. While this can help stimulate some increased exfoliation, these skin-care products are rarely potent enough to improve moderate to significant skin aging issues.
If you’re not satisfied with your results from a retinol cream, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD might recommend one or two more potent options.
At first, she might recommend a skin cream with prescription-strength Retin-A. This is a more potent exfoliation agent that can sometimes cause skin dryness. So, you will need to periodically touch base with Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD to monitor your progress.
If you are struggling with significant skin aging issues, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD might recommend a microdermabrasion treatment. This is a special type of exfoliation treatment that stimulates a significant amount of exfoliation. It involves using a cylindrical glass wand with aluminum oxide crystals to hyper-stimulate exfoliation and open pores. This also has the added benefit of clearing up chronic acne problems.
If you are interested in exploring your options for reversing the effects of skin aging in New Rochelle, New York, you should call 914.235.5171 to schedule a consultation at Julie Kupersmith MD, PC.