Through our unique affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, we can offer our patients expanded treatment options which continues our commitment to provide the most comprehensive and up to date dermatologic care possible for our patients.
Something people constantly ask us is “Is there a miracle cream that will reduce wrinkles and erase the signs of aging?” We often answer, with a grin, “Yes, there is!” The product is actually 40 years old, and we’re sure you’ve heard of it: trentinoin. Tretinoin, more commonly called “Retin-A” is a derivative of Vitamin A. It has been proven to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover, so you have smoother skin. It was originally intended to be used as an acne product to dry out the sebaceous glands. However, when initial clinical studies were being done, the clinicians noticed that peoples’ skin tone and texture had greatly improved. There are some rules you should be aware of when using this powerful little product in a tube. When starting out, it is best to go slow and ease into a regime. Using the product every third night is a good way to start off. All you need is a pea-sized amount of tretinoin for your entire face. At first and until your skin adjusts, tretinoin can cause redness, peeling, and sensitive skin in the area of application. An SPF 30 sunscreen must be worn every day, and if you’re out for long periods of time re-applying sunscreen is a must. We carry two different brands, for different skin types, an average cost is $85. Contact us if you’re interested.