Everyone wants to have gorgeous, glowing skin with an even complexion. However, hormones and environmental factors can lead to acne, blotchiness, sun spots, wrinkles, and other blemishes on the skin. While a cleansing regimen and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen can help prevent some blemishes and signs of aging from developing, it is very difficult for many people to maintain clear skin. Those who struggle with skin problems are in luck because retinoids can treat acne, signs of aging, psoriasis, and warts, and an overall improved skin texture can be achieved.
Topical retinoids were introduced in the early 1970s for acne treatment and have been hailed as a remedy for almost any skin problem since. The efficacy of retinoids has been demonstrated with extensive studies. They are vitamin A products that promote cell turnover and the development of new skin cells. This unclogs pores and exfoliates the damaged outer layer of the skin as new cells are produced more rapidly. The old, damaged skin sheds, and new, healthy skin becomes apparent. This eliminates blemishes such as acne, sun spots, warts, and skin buildup from psoriasis. Retinoids also boost collagen production, which increases the skin’s thickness and elasticity and results in improved skin texture and diminished wrinkles and fine lines.
Retinoids should be the foundation of any skincare regimen, and people should begin using them when they are about 20 years old. Because of the powerful ingredients in retinoids, products containing them in high enough concentrations to be effective are only available by prescription. Retinoid products may cause dryness, flaking, and redness at first. Apply only a small amount every second or third night and gradually increase the frequency of application over time to help your skin adjust.
Discover the benefits of our skincare products, including the Tri-Retinol Complex™ with retinoids, available by prescription only.
For beautifully radiant skin, please contact the practice of Dr. Jeffrey B. Wise. Retinoids can provide significant improvement to skin quality. However, patients with more extensive signs of aging can benefit from facelift surgery to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin. Please call 973-658-4019 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation.