Can you still get Retin A?
It is available in prescription-strength products, including generic formulations, and under brand names like Retin-A Micro, Renova, Avage and Tazorac. Its less potent over-the-counter cousin, retinol, is found in products on department and drugstore shelves.
Is Retin A an over-the-counter drug?
Both retinol and Retin-A can help keep acne from forming. The difference is that Retin-A is a prescription medication that has been FDA-approved to treat acne, while retinol is found in numerous over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products.
Can Retin-A help sagging skin?
Tretinoin is STILL the gold standard in anti-aging skin care products. It won’t help with sagging due to loss of fat and bone over the years though.
Is tretinoin stronger than retinol?
Retin-A is a synthetic form of vitamin A. Tretinoin is retinoic acid. Because you don’t have to wait for the skin to convert it (to retinoic acid), Retin-A works faster and is more powerful than retinol products.
How do I get a prescription for Retin-A?
Retin-A cream is available with a prescription from a medical provider in the United States. Retin-A OTC is not available and one cannot just buy Retin-A online as the initial step in getting a Retin-A prescription is consulting a medical provider.
Can Retin-A damage your eyes?
Retin-A and other retinyl derivatives
Retinoids and retinol in anti-aging facial lotions and under-eye creams can cause meibomian gland damage. Dr. Periman said she recommends that her dry eye patients stop using retinyl derivatives on the face altogether.
Does Retin-A help under eye bags?
Retin-A essentially increased the cellular turnover of the skin. It can provide a very small amount of very fine wrinkle reduction, but this would be very difficult to really appreciate visually. Fillers; however, are excellent at filling in depressions in the under eye if placed extremely precisely and carefully.
Can Retin-A make you look older?
“This will make your skin look older and accentuate wrinkles” — which is probably not what you’re going for when you start using the stuff. And there’s no question that retinol makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. “A sunburn can definitely cause skin thinning,” Dr. Icecreamwala says.