Retinoids are some of the most effective ingredients used in skin care and dermatology. They’re proven to stimulate fibroblasts and promote collagen and elastin production, which significantly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Backed by decades of clinical research, retinol and its derivatives remain the closest thing that skincare products have to a fountain of youth.
As humans, our complex and fragile systems need protection from harmful environmental aggressors, such as UV radiation, toxic substances, and oxidation. Still, as our first line of defense, the skin assumes this protective role. Unfortunately, it is also the first to suffer from these aggressors, as seen in the formation of wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin cancer.
Retinol and its derivatives are essential in the destruction of free radicals and maintaining the skin’s healthy look. Furthermore, retinoids have been known to have anti-aging properties by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. Retinoids also brighten skin, fades dark spots, and can help with acne.
As we age, our skin cell’s regeneration process begins to slow down. The slower regeneration of skin cells is what causes the skin to look dry, dull, and wrinkly. This is where retinol becomes your new go-to anti-aging trick. The derivative of vitamin A that is retinol, helps stimulate collagen production which improves and smoothes the fine lines and wrinkles on our skin. Retinoids have been used for many years for the treatment of medical skin conditions along with UV-induced skin aging. Retinoids play an important role in the proliferation of our outer skin layer, the epidermis. At a deeper level, retinoids influence fibroblast proliferation and collagen metabolism.
Even the majority of licensed dermatologists acknowledge the amazing anti-aging benefits of retinol on the skin. “Retinoids are tried and true and one of the most effective ingredients to prevent and treat wrinkles,” says New York licensed dermatologist, Sejal Shah, M.D.
While retinoids are considered to be the “gold standard in wrinkle prevention,” this isn’t the only thing it can do for your skin. Because of the effects retinol has on skin cell regeneration, it also helps shrink pores, fades dark spots, and makes skin feel plumper and look brighter.
While most other treatments only work on a topical level, retinol is different because it works on a cellular level. It’s not just going over the top of your skin, it actually works from the inside out to provide better and longer-lasting results. Retinol works deep in your skin to completely transform your skin’s complexion. This works for wrinkles and line, as well as acne and dull, dry skin.
Integrated Dermatology of Reno offers a variety of anti-aging treatments from CO2 fractional resurfacing, intense pulsed light (IPL), microneedling and cutting edge treatments with platelet-rich plasma. Whether you’re looking for the perfect anti-aging treatment, or want a solution for acne, a licensed Reno dermatologist can help. Take a look at our treatments and give us a call so we can get started on revitalizing your skin and giving you back your confidence.