Exfoliation is the natural process where your skin sheds the upper layers of cells which in turn stimulates the production of new, healthy skin cells. The natural process of exfoliation also stimulates new collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis. This effectively results in a slight thickening and tightening of the skin on the face. This will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and mitigate the appearance of skin aging.
Retinol is a chemical exfoliating agent added to many face creams sold in stores and available at Dr. Trenton C. Jones, M.D.’s clinic. These retinol creams can be applied to the skin on your face, chest, neck, and hands to stimulate a modest amount of exfoliation. For many people this is a common first step in the battle against the effects of skin aging.
If you suffer from significant skin aging, or you simply haven’t been satisfied with your results from consumer grade skin creams, you might want to ask Dr. Trenton C. Jones, M.D. about a prescription strength Retin-A cream.
Retin-A fortified creams are often used as the second step in the battle against the effects of skin aging. Not only do they effectively encourage exfoliation, but they also help with the reduction of dark spots and skin discoloration. Sometimes Retin-A creams can cause minor skin dryness and irritation. So the FDA mandates that they are only available through a prescription, where a physician can monitor and treat your skin, should a problem arise.