What's Skin Aging Really? And how do we turn back time?

What's Skin Aging Really? And how do we turn back time?

With Andrea Hui Austin, MD at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology

What is “aging,” really? Wrinkles? Dry, rough, and discolored skin? If you ask Dr. Austin, it’s the accumulation of sun damage and DNA damage over time.

Take a look at your skin on your inner arms and non sun-exposed areas. That’s your “aspirational skin,” as Dr. Austin calls it. Your genetic skin age. Feels like baby’s bottom, doesn’t it?

How do we turn back time and get that skin back?
By removing DNA-damaged cells and repairing the skin on a microscopic level. Science, pure and simple.

This beautiful woman did not want to undergo any laser or peel procedures. Additionally, she likes the outdoors and preferred a simple regimen. Her results are STUNNING - smoother and tighter skin, reduction in brown spots, and a renewed luminosity.

These are her results after several months of using BACD Rx AK cream as “monotherapy,” which means no other skin treatments were done. This is the science and magic of prescription skincare! Of course, this patient was also dedicated to daily, comprehensive sun protection.

So what is BACD Rx AK cream?

Also known as Quihoxaxia Gel and imiquimod cream, this is traditionally a treatment for skin cancers and warts. But excitingly, it is found to have anti-aging benefits to the skin by “turning back time” and repairing skin cells back to their best form. When used correctly, there are no side effects, and can be used all year round.

One of the key benefits of BACD Rx AK cream is its ability to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin, but its production naturally decreases as we age. By promoting collagen synthesis, imiquimod cream helps to improve the texture and firmness of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to collagen stimulation, imiquimod cream also has antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can break down collagen and elastin fibers. By neutralizing free radicals, imiquimod cream helps to prevent premature aging and maintain the overall health of the skin.

You have the power to turn back time!

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