Tags: acne medication, age spots, anti-aging ointment, bleaching cream, blemishes, clogged tube, dermatologist, glycolic acid, metabolic process, retinoic acid, sensitive skin, Skin Care, skin treatment, wrinklesTopic: Aging Chapter|
Originally developed as an acne medication to unplug clogged pores, retinoic acid, the active ingredient found in products like Retin-A and Differin, has found resounding success as an anti-aging ointment. Though not a fountain of youth, retinoic acid works to eliminate fine wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots by stimulating cell turnover in a metabolic process that still is not entirely understood.
To remove an age spot, dermatologists often recommend applying the strongest dosage of retinoic acid that you can tolerate directly on the spot. The area will proceed to peel, and after a few months, the spot should diminish and possibly even disappear. Read the rest of this entry »