Your skin is naturally designed to replenish old epithelial cells through the process of exfoliation. When this happens the old skin cells are shed and replaced by vigorous new cells that develop from the deeper layers of the dermis. However, as you age your skin’s ability to exfoliate naturally starts to slow. As this happens you will also experience a reduction in the skin’s collagen production. Skin aging is a broad term used to describe these issues.
Fortunately, Dr. Natalie Driessen can provide you with high-quality retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A skin care products. This encourages the natural process of exfoliation where your skin turns over old cells to replace them with a new one. With effective stimulation, it also encourages collagen formation in the deeper layers of the dermis.
Most people looking to combat the effects of skin aging start with a quality skin cream fortified with retinol. This can often combat minor skin aging effects. If you’re not satisfied with your results from a retinol cream, Dr. Natalie Driessen might suggest a prescription Retin-A fortified skin cream. Retin-A can sometimes lead to skin dryness, so it needs to be prescribed and she will want to periodically monitor your progress.
A microdermabrasion treatment 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 struggling with noticeable signs of skin aging, you should contact Dr. Natalie Driessen’s clinic in Palm Desert, California at (760) 773-6616 to explore your exfoliation options.