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As you age, your skin naturally starts to produce less collagen, which makes it lose its youthful elasticity. This is due to a reduction in your skin’s natural process of exfoliation. You see, when your skin exfoliates, old skin cells are shed and the lower layers of your dermis then produce new skin cells and boost collagen production.

To aid in this endeavor, Dr. Otis Allen can provide you with high-quality retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A skin creams. This encourages the natural process of exfoliation and the collagen formation in the deeper layers of the dermis.

Using a retinol-fortified skin cream in Bloomington, Illinois, is often the first step people try. This can often combat minor skin-aging issues. If you’re not satisfied with your results from a retinol cream, Dr. Otis Allen might then suggest using a prescription Retin-A fortified skin cream. Retin-A can sometimes lead to skin dryness, so, by law, it needs to be prescribed. Periodically, your doctor will need to monitor your skin to make sure there are no adverse effects.

To help combat more significant skin-aging issues, Dr. Otis Allen might recommend a microdermabrasion treatment. This involves using a cylindrical glass wand with aluminum oxide crystals to hyper-stimulate exfoliation and open pores. This can also help clean and open pores to reduce acne issues.

If you are looking for methods to reverse the appearance of skin aging, you should contact Institute for Plastic Surgery at 309.827.3881 to explore your exfoliating options.