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Topical retinoid treatments for skin wrinkles

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Topical retinoid treatments for skin wrinkles

Retinoids are a type of chemical compound that is related to Vitamin A. Topical retinoids are used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions/disorders (acne, sun damage, aging, psoriasis etc) partly because of its ability promote collagen and elastin production.

Patients using topical retinoids are strongly advised to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposed to the sun because the medication can make your skin burn more easily.

Topical retinoid side effects

Possible side effects of using topical retinoids to treat skin wrinkles includes: skin redness, dryness, itching, and a burning or tingling sensation.

Types of topical retinoid treatments for wrinkles

Topical retinoid treatments for wrinkles include:

  • Tretinoin (Renova, retin-A)
  • Tazarotene (Avage, Tazorac)
  • Adapalene (Differin)
  • Isotretinoin

View more information about other skin wrinkle treatments

See non-prescription retinoid cream treatments

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