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Vitamin A Therapy

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself by increasing cell turnover. In english, this prescription cream increases skin regeneration, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves overall complexion, and reduces acne breakouts.

The Retin-A and Avita brands of tretinoin are used to treat acne. Our clinic doctor uses the Renova brand of tretinoin is to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration, and to make rough facial skin feel smoother.

According to the J'Adore Medispa and Rejuvenation Centre doctor and staff, Vitamin A or retin-A is one of the best topical skincare and anti-aging prescriptions available. Some precautions are required when on this therapy: when using Retin-A avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Retin-A can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun. Not to be used during pregnancy or breast feeding.

Retin-A treatment may take weeks or months of use before you notice improvement in your skin. If you are using Retin-A to treat acne, your condition may get slightly worse for a short time when you first start using the medication. This is ok since Retin-A is an active ingredient your skin may have to develop and get used to the treatment slowly over time before you can regularly apply the cream. Repeated use has demonstrated in research to reduce fine and deep lines, reduce pigmentation, improve overall skin's health and complexion when used appropriately under the direction of a doctor familiar with using Retin-A for dermatological use.

Schedule an appointment our doctor today to discuss if this prescription is appropriate for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is tretinoin cream used for?

Tretinoin cream is a kit that contains tretinoin cream, a cleanser, and a moisturizer. The tretinoin cream works in the skin to reduce the formation of acne and to help acne heal more quickly. The cleanser helps to keep the skin clean, and the moisturizer helps to soothe skin and keep it soft.

What is Retin-A?

Retin-A, sold under the generic name tretinoin, is a form of vitamin A that's applied to the skin to promote skin renewal. The medication is prescribed to treat acne, and to make wrinkles and fine lines smoother and less noticeable. Retin-A is also given to people that have hyperpigmentation due to aging skin. Manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Retin-A was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1971.