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How Retinol Medicine, like Renova, Treats Wrinkles

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How Retinol Medicine, like Renova, Treats Wrinkles

Posted by Johns Creek Dermatology in Skin Care Products 28 Oct 2016

Like Renova, Retinol medicine effectively treats wrinkles and other skin concerns like acne and aging skin. They are both comprised of vitamin A which promotes faster skin cell rejuvenation.

Although retinol is found in numerous over the counter products, many are not the same as prescription retinol. For instance, various over the counter retinol products contain minimal vitamin A. And even if vitamin A is listed in the top five ingredients, if it is not packaged in an air tight and opaque container then the vitamin A dissipates and is not effective.

For Anti-Aging Skin

In a recent article, WebMD states that both prescription and nonprescription retinoids are beneficial for aging skin. They help minimize the presence of wrinkles, boost elasticity and skin’s thickness, lighten brown spots and decelerate the breakdown of collagen to help keep skin firm.

First used as an acne fighter in the 1970s, retinoids are now used to treat aged skin, wrinkles, blotchiness triggered by sun exposure, psoriasis and even warts. Moreover, many dermatologist specialists like Dr. Shereen Timani say that it is never too early to start using quality retinol products to promote healthy skin.

How Retinoids Work

Topical retinoids like renova and retinol medicine work by removing old surface skin cells quickly so that new cell growth can develop. This process greatly improves skin health by adding protein for firm skin, obstructs the breakdown of collagen and thickens the deep layers of skin where wrinkles start emerging. In addition, retinoids slough-off brown spots and inhibit the making of melanin which is the darker pigment.

What is more, the regular use of retinoids can help normalize the skin, reduce dark spots and improve skin texture. As well, they may reduce blackheads and minimize pores. And with the benefits of decreasing the breakdown of collagen plus stimulating the production of new collagen, retinoids can help your skin look younger.

New Patients

Since retinol medicine is generally stronger than over the counter, specialists sometimes recommend new patients to start with the weaker versions and slowly build up to prescription strength. However, to determine the ideal product strength to use, it is recommended that you consult with a dermatologist. Also, many specialists agree that it can take 3 to 6 months of daily applications to notice a difference in your skin. Then again, some patients notice a difference in smooth skin tone with retinol medicine as quickly as six to eight weeks.

Johns Creek Dermatology

If you are having problems such as acne or if you are searching for the ideal anti-aging product, you may want to consider consultation. At Johns Creek Dermatology, Dr. Shereen Timani can help you eliminate the guesswork out of selecting the ideal anti-aging products and treatment. As well, Dr. Shereen Timani and the staff at Johns Creek Dermatology are extremely knowledgeable in skincare. In fact, Dr. Shereen Timani accepted the appointment in Emory Johns Creek Hospital as Chair of Dermatology division.

For you convenience, Johns Creek Dermatology is located close to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway (Highway 141) and McGinnis Ferry Road. They are right across from Emory Johns Creek Hospital on Hospital Parkway. Presently, Dr. Shereen Timani is receiving new patients in North Fulton, South Forsyth, Gwinnett counties and the surrounding North Atlanta area.

Note: This article is not meant to replace professional medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about retinol medicine, make an appointment with Dr. Shereen Timani or an MD in your area.

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