At Spectrum Dermatology, we proudly offer a full line of services to rejuvenate your skin and help you regain the complexion of your youth. However, we also recognize that the condition and appearance of your skin is most strongly influenced by what you do to care for it at home. It can be overwhelming to choose between the countless anti-aging skincare products you can buy at the store or online. Hundreds of thousands of products aim to reduce wrinkles and smooth aging skin, and they all have a different combination of ingredients. What should you be looking for in your at-home skin care product?
To make it easy, Spectrum Dermatology offers some of the most effective and highest quality products right here in our Alpharetta office. These include face creams, eye crams, facial cleansers and sunscreens. When it comes to really turning back the hands of time, however, our physicians value and recommend a primary ingredient of retinol for most patients.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is a type of vitamin A, which is a nutrient that is essential for healthy vision, immune function, and skin health. In skincare, you’ll find retinol in a variety of forms, including creams, serums, and oils.
How Does Retinol Work for Anti-Aging?
Retinol works by binding to receptors in the skin, which triggers a series of cellular processes that work to help combat the signs of aging:
As we age, our skin’s collagen production slows down, which can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol stimulates collagen production, which can help to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of these signs of aging.
Increases Skin Cell Turnover
Retinol also helps to speed up the natural process of skin cell turnover, which can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin. This can lead to a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
Reduces the Appearance of Age Spots
Retinol can also help to fade the appearance of age spots or dark patches on the skin by reducing the production of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its color.
When starting a retinol product, it is important to consult with one of our dermatologists in Atlanta. Retinol is a strong ingredient that can be irritating to some patients. We typically recommend starting with a low concentration dose and gradually increasing your retinol over time. To learn more about the specific retinol products we believe in, please contact Spectrum Dermatology today.