Dermatology Associates of Ithaca

Make the Most of Anti-Aging

Posted by  //  January 15, 2018  //  Local Business

3773 Luker Road
Cortland, NY 13045
P: (607) 257-1107
F: (607) 257-0369

The two most common causes of premature aging are cumulative sun exposure and genetics. There are a number of products on the market to help prevent, slow down and correct the signs of aging, but the best way to create an effective anti-aging regimen is to always start with healthy skin care habits.

Deciding on which anti-aging products to use can feel overwhelming. Dr. Josephine McAllister says, “choosing a moisturizer and broad-spectrum, SPF 15 or higher sunscreen you will use every day to ensure your skin is well hydrated will make a noticeable difference.” While the sun is not as prevalent during the winter months, it is important to keep your skin moisturized and protected daily with SPF. Once your skin is well hydrated it’s important to take on one concern at a time. Using multiple products at the same time can irritate the skin.

Retinol is a popular ingredient dermatologists recommend looking for in anti-aging products. The winter months are a great time to try products with retinol since it makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Topical retinoids are best used at night and for at least six months to show benefit. Once you select a product, you can maximize its efficacy by following tips that dermatologists share with their patients. Your dermatology provider is also a good source of information about in-office treatments such as Botox. Dermatology Associates of Ithaca offers chemical peels, Botox, and Juvederm in the office.

Dr. Josephine C. McAllister is a board-certified, Harvard trained dermatologist who has selectively chosen and mentored her team of five Physician Assistants with a mission to make dermatologic care more accessible to patients. They are excited to welcome patients to their new office, conveniently located in Cortland at 3773 Luker Road.

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