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March 8 is International Women’s Day, and since 1911, it has been a day to celebrate women around the world. We want to encourage everyone to make a positive difference for all of the women and girls in your life every day. Your Water’s Edge team is committed to celebrating you and delivering the latest news in skin health so you can enjoy a lifetime of looking as young as you feel.

Our number one recommendation for skin protection is to be sure you and your family are using sunscreen to protect skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Regular use of sunscreen is also the number one anti-aging recommendation. Be sure you begin using sunscreen as early in life as possible. To prevent visible signs of aging that already exist, dermatologists recommend a retinol product to stimulate skin cell turnover and collagen production while exfoliating the top layers of skin to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin underneath.

Unlike many retinol skincare products on the market, Tretinoin is approved by the FDA for anti-aging and has become the gold standard for anti-aging skincare. Studies have shown that Tretinoin increases collagen and reduces fine lines and wrinkles by speeding cell turnover. These studies have also confirmed that Tretinoin brightens skin and smooths skin’s texture. It is also effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration and the formation of acne.

When compared with over-the-counter retinoid products, Tretinoin works faster and delivers more powerful results because it contains 20 times the retinol concentration allowed by the FDA for non-prescription, over-the-counter formulations. It is considered a medical grade prescription topical treatment that supports skin becoming stronger with a tighter and firmer appearance.

A recent study of the comparative effects of retinol and retinoic acid in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology* looked at the efficacy of a retinol formulation for improving skin’s appearance. Four weeks of retinol treatments showed an increase in epidermal thickness, collagen production and a significant reduction in facial wrinkles.

The study results also demonstrate that topical application of retinol affects both cellular and molecular properties in the epidermis and dermis.

Tretinoin is Water’s Edge Dermatology’s most recommended product because it delivers results. Water’s Edge Tretinoin is available by prescription in three strengths with 0.025% retinoic acid; 0.05% retinoic acid and 0.1% retinoic acid.

Many dermatologists recommend that anyone over 30 begin using Tretinoin in order to prevent the visible signs of aging. Our Water’s Edge clients love Tretinoin because they are seeing positive results in healthier and more youthful looking skin. You may notice results in a few as four weeks, and when using Tretinoin, remember to always wear sunscreen to get the full benefit and protect your skin from the sun.

Click here to make an appointment today at Water’s Edge Dermatology and learn more about how Tretinoin can help you look as young as you feel. Also, please share this blog with a friend and refer them to Water’s Edge Dermatology.

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26578346

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