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As the years go by, many changes occur in your body. One of the more deleterious problems occurs in the skin where slowed exfoliation and decreased collagen production in the dermal layers cause fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Fortunately, Dr. Otis Allen has several options to help you reverse the appearance of aging skin.

As a practical first step, many people will try a daily use skin cream fortified with retinol. The special agents in this cream are designed to stimulate exfoliation, replenishing old skin cells with healthy, young-looking dermal cells. This can also help increase a minor amount of collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis.

If you’re not satisfied with your results from daily use retinol skin cream, Dr. Otis Allen advocates a prescription Retin-A fortified skin cream. This potent exfoliation agent can sometimes cause skin dryness, so Dr. Otis Allen will need to periodically monitor your skin’s reaction.

If you still aren’t satisfied with your results from a Retin-A skin cream, Dr. Otis Allen might recommend a microdermabrasion treatment at Institute for Plastic Surgery. This involves using a cylindrical glass wand with aluminum oxide crystals to hyperstimulate exfoliation and open pores. Microdermabrasion has the additional benefit of helping clear pores to reduce any lingering acne issues.

If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois, area and you need help reversing the appearance of aging skin, you should call 309.827.3881 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Otis Allen.