Tretinoin: What is It and Why You Need It


Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid, is a topical medication that belongs to the class of retinoids. It is derived from vitamin A and is commonly used in dermatology for its beneficial effects on the skin.

Here is an overview of tretinoin and its many skin care benefits:

It’s very important to note that tretinon will initially cause some skin irritation, dryness, or peeling as the skin adjusts to the medication. These side effects are usually temporary and can be managed by gradually introducing tretinoin into your skincare routine and following a dermatologist’s guidance.

Please consult a dermatologist for personalized advice and guidance regarding the use of tretinoin based on your specific skin concerns and medical history. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our well-trained Skin Care Specialists, please call our office at (520) 618-0232.

Weimin Hu MD, PhD Weimin Hu MD, PhD Board Certified Dermatologist Mohs Surgeon Aesthetic Dermatologist

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