Choosing the right skin cream for your needs can seem overwhelming. The shelves of your local retailer are so filled with options that you may not know what really differentiates one from another. Dr. Saxena is pleased to provide her patients with not only targeted dermatologic care but also guidance and choosing skin care products that get results. Part of a high concentrate aging cream is the ingredients it contains. Patients of our Lansdale, or Fort Washington PA dermatology office benefit from formulations including key ingredients such as:


Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that is recognized for its effectiveness in the reduction of sagging skin, crepiness, dull tone, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and more. This ingredient alone is one of the very best in the fight against aging. Retinol works by sweeping away dead cells on the surface of the skin while also speeding up the turnover of cells and promoting the production of elastin and collagen by stimulating the repair of cells deep within the skin. Retinol also increases the formation of blood vessels, thus improving circulation for healthier looking skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids

Many skin care products include alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid because they aid in the penetration of other ingredients. Apha hydroxies can facilitate the reduction of blotchiness and can smooth lines on the skin for a more youthful appearance.


There are numerous antioxidants that may be included into the formulation of an effective anti-aging product. Ingredients like green tea, vitamin C, and resveratrol can ward off the development or worsening of sun damage and wrinkles, and may be able to help prevent ski n cancer. The role of antioxidants is to protect cells from free radicals, molecules that form in the body as a result of exposure to certain environmental assaults. Select antioxidants are also effective at increasing the production of collagen and boosting cellular repair.


Sunscreen may be used on its own or you may find a product that has protective ingredients in its formulation. Sunscreen protects the skin from damage due to UV exposure, whic can destroy elastin and collagen fibers and cause damage to DNA. When sunscreen is worn, UV light is scattered or absorbed by filters in the sunscreen. For maximum protection, sunscreen should be worn daily.

Dr. Saxena is happy to assist you in designing a skin care program around your needs. Call us in Fort Washington or Lansdale to schedule your consultation.

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