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  • Rosalee Shorter PA-C, MPH

What are the benefits of Retin A (Tretinoin)?


Do you want to have smoother appearing skin with less fine lines and wrinkles? Tretinoin or Retin A is a vitamin A derivative that is used to treat acne but also has cosmetic uses. Tretinoin can be used to treat fine lines, dark spots and rough texture. It works by lightening the skin, replacing older skin with newer skin, and improves the way the body gets rid of cells damaged by the sun. It is important to wear sunscreen daily at least SPF 30 or above when using Tretinoin. Tretinoin comes in 3 strengths and a strength will be chosen depending of what type of skin you have. Tretinoin is by prescription only and works best when used in combination with hydroquinone or other lighteners such as SkinMedica Lytera. Other creams called retinols are a "light" version of tretinoin and can be purchased over the counter.

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