Retin-A, also known by its generic name tretinoin, causes dead skin cells to flake off at an accelerated rate, revealing new skin underneath. This process triggers the production of collagen, which is responsible for making the skin firm and "plump."

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Our best Prescription strength Retin A (Trtinoin) and Retinols

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OBAGI Retin A 0.25%, 0.5% and 0.1%

  • The Obagi Retin-A creams are available in 3 different strengths-0.1%, 0.05% and 0.025% to suit different skin types and provide weaker treatment options for those with sensitive skin. Combined with Obagi Nuderm system produces the best result in improoving aging skin
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  • RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02% is the first prescription approved by the FDA and proven to reduce fine facial wrinkles, including crow's feet, when used as part of a total skin care and sun protection program.
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SKINMEDICA Retinol 0.25, 0.5 and 1%

  • This exclusive retinol formula is encapsulated with an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation. It helps enhance skin tone, texture, and resiliency. With continued use, you'll see a diminished appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles and an enhanced skin tone and texture. Ideal for patients whose skin is accustomed to retinol.

Retin A Indication:

Concern: Crow's Feet and Forehead Lines
A retinoid cream will help your skin build collagen and soften lines around the eyes and on the forehead. Prescription formulas (brand names include Retin-A and Renova) yield improvement in two to three months; an over-the-counter retinoid (retinol) will also smooth lines, though results are less dramatic. Source:


Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots

Combined with 4% Hydroquinone cream produces outstanding results to reduce most types of hyperpigmentation, such as Melasma and Sundamage. Obagi NuDerm System that is based on combination of Retin A, Hydroquinone ans Alpha Hydroxies is the best performer on the market to reverse skin damage due to enviroment, pollution and aging.


Skin Texture, Enlarged Pores and Acne Scarring

Retin-A helps to unclog pores and prevent pores from becoming clogged with dirt, oil and bacteria.


Retin-A is probably most effective against post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and shallow scars. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is not a "true" scar, but rather a red to brown discoloration of the skin caused by inflammation or injury. Retin-A removes these areas of discoloration by increasing the rate at which the darkly pigmented skin cells flake off. When the dark pigment is removed, new, more even-toned skin is revealed.

Shallow scars, such as ice pick scars from acne, may be improved or "lifted up" by the production of collagen from Retin-A.