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Your body has the natural ability to replace or replenish most of its cells. In the case of the skin, the process of exfoliation causes dermal cells to gradually be replaced while collagen is produced in the deeper layers of the dermis.

In your younger years, this process is vigorous and keeps your skin looking youthful, smooth, and free of wrinkles. As the years go by the rate of exfoliation and collagen production starts to slow. As this continues to occur fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. Over time the reduced elasticity also causes the skin on your face to sag.

One way to address the noticeable effects of skin aging is to routinely apply a skin cream formulated with retinol or prescription Retin-A. This will mildly stimulate your skin’s natural process of exfoliation while also encouraging collagen production in the dermis. This can gradually help restore some of your skin’s youthful appearance.

It’s important to note that retinol based creams are available at the retail level and at Artistic Contours. Retin-A skin creams are only available with a prescription from Dr. Mohammad Banki, because they can cause mild skin dryness.

If you live in the Warwick, Rhode Island, area and you’ve been struggling to deal with the appearance of skin aging, you should call 401.732.1440 to schedule a consultation at Artistic Contours.