What Is Retin-A?

Retin-A is a prescription-only medication, used for its ability to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne. It is a topical treatment, available in cream or gel form, and is applied directly to the skin. As a derivative of Vitamin A, Retin-A promotes natural-looking youthfulness using its active ingredient, tretinoin.

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Dr. Bolitho’s Offices Are the Destination for Those Seeking Expert, Quality Care

Dr. Glynn Bolitho and his team of highly qualified personnel are dedicated to giving clients the best results possible. His expertise is relied on by those local to his La Jolla practice as well as those from all over the U.S. and the world.

  • Quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Nearly 30 years experience 
  • Sees himself as a physician first, dedicated to excellent patient care
  • Strives for the highest quality, natural-looking aesthetic results

What Makes Retin-A an Effective Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?

  • Promotes cell turnover: Retin-A works by increasing skin cell turnover, which means it helps speed up the process of shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones. This results in a smoother, more even skin tone.
  • Boosts collagen production: One of the essential proteins for maintaining youthful skin is collagen. By stimulating the production of collagen, Retin-A helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look firm and youthful.
  • Targets acne and blemishes: Retin-A also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in reducing redness and inflammation caused by acne. This leads to a clearer, healthier complexion.
  • Fades hyperpigmentation: Retin-A has proven its effectiveness in fading dark spots caused by sun exposure, acne, or aging. It does this by inhibiting the production of melanin, which is responsible for pigmentation in the skin.
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Candidates For Retin-A

Nearly anyone of any age, skin type, or skin tone seeking effective treatment they can continue at home is a candidate for Retin-A in La Jolla. After a consultation discussing what the client wants to achieve, Dr. Bolitho often prescribes Retin-A for:

  • Those suffering moderate to severe acne
  • Women looking to address the above issues who are not pregnant or nursing
  • Those looking for anti-aging solutions
  • People prone to hyperpigmentation or uneven texture
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Dr. Bolitho has been helping people obtain the beautiful results they envisioned for nearly 30 years. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and South Africa. He stays abreast of advancements in the field of facial rejuvenation techniques, plastic surgery, and more through his former tenures as an Assistant Professor at Emory and an Associate Professor at UCSD. His practice has achieved stringent national standards, translating to abundant patient care and long-term client relationships.

Dr. Bolitho is Happy to Discuss Achieving Your Aesthetic Vision

Contact our La Jolla practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho and see if Retin-A will get you the results you’re looking for.

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