Retin-A (Tretinoin)

Retin-A is the brand name for a drug called tretinoin. Tretinoin is a form of Vitamin A used to treat mild to moderate acne and to treat skin that is aging or damaged by excessive exposure to the sun.

  • Tretinoin was FDA approved for acne in 1971, over 40 years ago
  • Tretinoin causes cells to turn over revealing new undamaged skin
  • In patients with acne, new cells replace the cells of existing pimples
  • Tretinoin can reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation (dark spots on skin)
  • Sun-damaged skin improves in the first 3-4 weeks of use
  • Brown spots begin to fade in 6-8 weeks
  • Wrinkles decrease or disappear in 3-6 months
  • We offer either a .05% cream or 1% cream
  • Initially causes skin to be very dry and sensitive. Symptoms fade in 4-6 weeks
  • Tretinoin is also contained in Renova, Refissa, Atralin and more

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