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Will Retin-A erase wrinkles?

By Guide November 14, 2014 - 11:59am
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I have heard that applying Retin-A to fine lines will erase wrinkles. Can I have my doctor prescribe me a pharmaceutical grade cream to help with aging?

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Hi Pat!

Thank you for the info on Retin-A. Next time I am at my doctor's office, I am going to ask him. Thank you!


November 19, 2014 - 12:58pm
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Hi Kristin and thanks for your question.

Retin-A is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. It does not "erase" wrinkles, but it does help the skin produce more collagen and gives the skin a smoother appearance.

Products with Retin-A are available in both over the counter and prescription forms. The prescription forms will typically have a higher concentration of Retin-A and can results in side effects including rashes, redness, and skin flaking. Also, you should be aware that the prescription version may not be covered by a health insurance company if the drug is being sought for cosmetic purposes.

For more information on Retin-A's benefits, uses and various types of products which use it please see this article written for the EmpowHER community, Retin-A - What Can It Do For Your Skin?

If you do decide to try it, will you let us know how it works? I'm sure there are other women in the community who are also curious about whether it's worth trying Retin-A products.



November 14, 2014 - 5:24pm
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