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Anti-Aging Creams

It is difficult to sort through the numerous anti-aging creams on the market.  Patients commonly ask us, "What are the best anti-aging ingredients?" and "When should I start using anti-aging creams?" The truth is that it is never too soon to use basic anti-aging creams.  The most important anti-aging step begins at a very young age: sun protection.  Everyone should wear a broad spectrum sunscreen daily.  Even small amounts of sun exposure can lead to premature aging and skin cancer.  Studies have shown that pigmentation (brown spots) on the face actually age a person more than deep wrinkles.  Dr. Schweiger explains that, "In addition to sunscreen, there are a few key ingredients to look for when purchasing anti-aging creams.  The most effective anti-aging creams contain retinoids."  Retinoids are available in prescription-strength formulations dispensed from physician's offices.  Their over-the-counter cousin, Retinol, is a less potent formulation available in many night creams.  Retinoids and retinols regulate skin cell turnover and stimulate the production of collagen.  Retinoids have been shown in scientific studies to reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent the formation of fine lines in the future. Anti-aging creams containing antioxidants are also beneficial.  Antioxidants, such as grape seed extract and vitamin C, prevent the breakdown of collagen by free radicals.  Peptides can provide important anti-aging benefit when used in topical creams, particularly when used in eye creams. The truth is that anti-aging creams help, but they are not the fountain of youth.  Anti-aging creams must be combined with subtle anti-aging treatments such as Botox and Thermage to keep skin looking youthful.  Botox reduces excessive muscle movement that leads to the formation of deep wrinkles.  Thermage stimulates the production of collagen to tighten skin laxity, particularly on the jawline and neck.  These non-surgical cosmetic treatments, along with other anti-aging treatments specific to each patients needs, can greatly enhance the anti-aging effect of topical creams. Click here to read more about anti-aging creams.
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Schweiger Dermatology

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New York, NY 10022

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