I am Robyn, one of the nurse’s that works with Dr Rostan. I have sensitive skin but love using some form of retinol or tretinoin for anti aging, but could only use it once a week. As most people who have used it know, it can cause redness, dryness and peeling, mainly when you start using it. In January we started carrying the Avene line of products which has a retinol (called Retrinal). I can use the Retrinal several times a week with little or no redness, dryness or peeling. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with sensitive skin or who is sensitive to tretinoin products.
Using a retinol or tretinoin has great anti aging benefits. As we age, collagen breaks down which can make us notice our fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinols and Tretinions help to slow down that process and protect collagen breakdown in the skin. When you start using a retinol or tretinoin one of the common side effects is some redness and peeling or flaking of the skin. This is normal and will stop after a few weeks of use as the skin gets used to the product. When using the product, you may not always see a huge difference in your skin right away because the changes can be very subtle. I always tell patients that if you start using the product now and you have a friend that does not; look at their skin 3, 5, or even 10 years from now, in comparison to yours, there will be a difference and your skin will look younger!