Prescription for Retinoic Acid for Premature Skin Aging?

Can I get a prescription for Retinoic Acid and if so what strength?

What percentage is recommended for prematurely aged skin? I only have moderate fine lines and scarring from past acne problems along with a couple of age spots?

I want to use in conjunction with Vitalize peel for optimum results. Thank you!

Doctor Answers 2

Retin A for wrinkles

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Using Retin A (retinoic acid) for fine wrinkles on the face is an excellent idea. We prescribe first time Retin A users the .05% strength for a variety of issues such as fine wrinkling, melasma, and dark spots on the face due to sun exposure. One fantastic advantage of Retin A and its closely related products is that it also seems to help fight against precancerous changes of the skin, which is always a good thing!

We would want to evaluate how you are doing on the Retin A prior to starting a series of peels, because some patients are more sensitive than others to the effects of the Retin A.

Florida Dermatologist

RR Retinoid Repair Cream does not require a prescription

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No prescription is needed for some retinoid products like RR Retinoid Repair cream from Kare Skin. 

Use sparingly and with sunscreen.

Do not use retinoic products during pregnancy.

Consult your PCP or dermatologist for guidance. 

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