Retin-A is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderately severe acne. It belongs to a group of medications called topical retinoids. These are medications derived from vitamin A. The treatment begins with the cleansing of the surface of the skin before it is applied topically as a cream or gel. A moisturizer is also applied to soothe the skin and prevent dryness. Retin-A normalizes skin cell behavior while also producing faster growth and regeneration. The treatment renews the skin and reduces the look of wrinkles and skin discoloration.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals who want to treat acne, acne scars and wrinkles and prevent the appearance of aging. The procedure is also suitable for patients who want to improve the tone and texture of the skin. Patients who have open sores on the area of treatment or have a history of extreme allergies are not good candidates for the treatment.

The typical cost ranges from $100-$200. The final cost depends on the severity of the condition being treated, medical office fees and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure rejuvenates the skin and restores radiance. There is little to no downtime needed after the treatment. There will be redness, itching, flaking and peeling during the first few weeks of the treatment.  Retin-A is a long-term treatment so the results are evident after a couple of weeks. The results are long lasting as long as patients follow all necessary instructions.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

submitted on   Wed Jun, 15, 2016 by Aric Aghayan, MD     
Halo hybrid fractional laser is a skin laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy at the same time. Ablative lasers, like CO2 and Erbium, vaporize the outer skin layers to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Non-ablative technologies like Fraxel laser...