Over the course of an average day the upper layers of your skin cells are shed through a natural process known as exfoliation. This effectively stimulates the production of new, healthy skin cells, thus rejuvenating your skin’s youthful appearance.
The process of aging often results in a loss of new collagen formation in the deep layers of the dermis. Using retinol fortified creams and other products stimulates the natural exfoliation process of your skin which in turn also stimulates new collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. This effectively results in a slight thickening and tightening of the skin on the face which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and some of the other effects of skin aging.
The retinol creams offered by Kraig Jenson, PC, Dermatology Center can be applied to trouble spots on the skin on your face, chest, neck, shoulders and hands to stimulate the natural process of exfoliation and help to restore some of your youthful appearance.
You should also keep in mind that there is a notable difference between retail level retinol, which is available to the average consumer and the compound known as Retin-A, which is only with a Kraig Jenson, PC, Dermatology Center prescription.
Retin-A is a more potent version of retinol. It also can help with the reduction of dark spots and other types of skin discoloration. Since it could cause dryness and minor skin irritation it’s use needs to be monitored and advised by a trained physician. Some people use retinol products for basic exfoliation before turning to stronger Retin-A based creams and gels.
If you are interested in exploring your exfoliation options, you should call Kraig Jenson, PC, Dermatology Center at 801.224.5200 to schedule a consultation.