The Benefits of Retinol

The benefits of retinol are many, including taking years off your appearance. This month’s blog will break down why this dermatology favorite should be in your beauty arsenal. Next to sunscreen, it’s the number one ingredient dermatologist recommend to counteract the signs of aging.

What is Retinol

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that helps boost collagen production and aid in cell turnover. Using retinol results in more even, smoother skin and helps reduce the appearance of sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It’s because of its ability to regenerate cells, retinol is used in the treatment of acne and has been shown in studies to prevent some cases of skin cancer.

The Benefits of Retinol

Retinol is most famous for its anti-aging benefits. As retinol binds to retinoid receptors on the skin, it enhances cell turnover and stimulates collagen production. This thickens the deeper skin layers and enhances the skin’s ability to retain water, improving fine lines and wrinkles in the process.

It also thins the very top layer of skin. Between this and the uptick in cell turnover, using retinol regularly can help minimize skin discoloration like age spots, even out tone and texture, and improve the skin’s acceptance of other topical medications.

In addition, retinol can help normalize the function of the oil glands and hair follicles, and therefore can be helpful with acne.

Application of Retinol

In addition to using a skincare line with retinol as the main ingredient, like the Obagi Clenziderm line,  it can also be used in facials. At Laguna Med Spa, we offer the well-known HydraFacial.

The HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment that cleanses the surface of the skin, gently exfoliates, hydrates, and protects your skin. It delivers immediate results and long-term benefits without any downtime or irritation.

Each step throughout the treatment builds on the previous step to create even better results than if it was applied as a stand-alone treatment. The result is a comprehensive rejuvenation without anyone’s step being overly aggressive on the skin.

The HydraFacial is suitable for all skin types and has multiple benefits to the skin, including a reduction in congestion by a detoxifying and ridding build-up in the pores – being essential for helping clear acne and problem skin. As such, we incorporate the HydraFacial treatment in the treatment plan of most of our acne clients.

The skin professionals at Laguna Med Spa are here to guide you as you prepare your skin for the summer months. If you are in Parker, CO, or surrounding Denver metro areas, contact us and schedule a skin consultation.[/column]

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