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Retin-A Please!

Ask a dermatologist if he/she could have only one prescription grade medication in his/her treatment toolbox what would it be? Retin-A please! Why? Its uses are countless!


Retin-A cream (generic name tretinoin) has been used for decades, and there have been countless studies supporting its efficacy in the treatment of both inflammatory and noninflammatory acne. It works by helping your skin cells turn over more rapidly; the pores shrink making them less likely to clog and become whiteheads and blackheads. Retin-A is often times compounded with other acne medications such as topical antibiotics to aid in the penetration of the other acne medications.


Retin-A cream has been used as long-term maintenance therapy for acne, and this is where doctors and patients soon noticed its other benefits. Long term of Retin-A use can improve skin texture and fade sun spots. Due to its power of skin cell turnover, regular use of Retin-A also increases the production of collagen in the skin, decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


On its own Retin-A aids in the fading of hyperpigmentation spots due to acne. It is often used in conjunction with bleaching creams because it doesn’t affect melanin synthesis like the well-known hydroquinone does.


Retin-A is available by prescription only. Our providers are well training in its uses and indications. Let’s see if we can help you out! Book a consultation with us today.


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