The visible effects of skin aging occur gradually as you age. While it can be significantly accelerated by unprotected sun exposure, it is primarily a result of reduced collagen production deep in the dermis,and a slowed replenishment of skin cells. Exfoliation is the natural process where your old, depleted, or damaged skin cells are replaced by young, healthy ones. When this occurs, it also stimulates new collagen production deep within the layer of your skin.
Your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Charles V. Pledger, can provide or prescribe a range of high-quality skin creams fortified with retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A skin care products. These agents are known to encourage the natural process of exfoliation to reduce the appearance of skin aging and help restore the youthful look of your face.
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. Charles V. Pledger might suggest a prescription Retin-A fortified skin cream. Retin-A can sometimes lead to skin dryness, so it needs to be prescribed and he will want to periodically monitor your progress.
Microdermabrasion 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 chronic acne problems.
If you are struggling with noticeable signs of skin aging, you should contact Charles V. Pledger, MD at 801-373-4300 to explore your exfoliation treatment options in Provo, Utah.