Hi, I'm Dr. Elizabeth Morgan. I'm a board-certified plastic surgeon here in Atlanta. Today I want to tell you briefly about what's involved in medical-strength skincare to improve acne, to improve sun damage or signs of aging.

The active products come down to 3 for most people 40 or older. First is a 4% hydroquinone. This will correct discoloration in your skin. The second is a glycolic. A glycolic removes outer skin damage by exfoliating your skin. When it is used with Retin-A, the generic name is tretinoin, the results are enhanced. They work well together. The most powerful ingredient is tretinoin, brand name Retin-A, comes in different strengths. The weaker strength for more delicate skin. It will repair deep DNA damage in your skin. Taken together, these products used correctly, under supervision of your doctor, will give you a healthy, really lovely skin.

Although sometimes pills are needed to get you to where you want to be if these are not enough. You must always use a sunblock when you're doing medical-strength skincare because these will make your skin more sensitive. If you are younger and don't need products these strong, I want you to remember that vitamin C and a sunblock is a very good combination. That's usually for people in their 20s and early 30s.

So medical-strength skincare really can maintain your skin, protect your skin and reverse all sorts of damage to your skin.

40 or Over? What Medical-Strength Skincare Is Right For You

Dr. Elizabeth Morgan reveals the appropriate medical-strength skincare for people 40 and over… as well as quick tip for those in their 20s and early 30s.