Retin-A Skin Cream Requires a Prescription

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Retinol-based skin cream is a common option most people use to try and reduce the fine lines and wrinkles associated with skin aging. This mild exfoliating agent encourages older skin cells to be replenished by younger ones. At the same time, it also stimulates a modest amount of collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis.

To deal with more significant signs of skin aging, you might want to schedule a consultation with the cosmetic surgeons at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.

At your appointment, we might recommend starting with a microdermabrasion treatment to boost initial exfoliation. This might then be followed up with taking a daily use prescription of one of our Retin-A skin creams. This is a more potent exfoliation agent than retail-strength retinol. Retin-A can sometimes cause skin dryness, so you will periodically attend a follow-up appointment so we can monitor the health of your skin.

If you notice any skin dryness issues in between these follow-up appointments, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact our office so we can help you understand your alternative options.

If you live in the Palm Desert, California, area and you need help reversing the appearance of skin aging through exfoliation, you should call 760-773-6616 to schedule a consultation at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.