Glow Medical Aesthetics, Weight Loss & Wellness


The GO-TO for Your Skin

Tretinoin is a prescriptive medication that is the most effective topical treatment for your skin. It’s known by medical professionals as the gold standard in skin care. Tretinoin works by speeding cellular turnover and boosting new collagen production. Because Tretinoin has antioxidant effects, it works at the cellular level to stimulate fibroblasts. This literally changes the skin cells structure which provides preventative and corrective benefits.

Tretinoin is extremely popular and effective. Nothing works more effectively to combat photoaging, treat fine lines, wrinkles, texture, aging, pigmentation, acne, and decrease pore size. It rapidly increases cellular turnover, eliminating old, bad cells and producing new, plump, healthy cells. If you are going to do one thing for your skin, THIS IS IT!

It is essential that the appropriate strength and specific directions are consistently followed in order to achieve optimal results. At GLOW, we prescribe and dispense Tretinoin in different strengths (percentages) that are individually chosen for you.

How to use Tretinoin:

Each evening, thoroughly wash your face.

Apply to a clean, dry face; wait at least 20-30 minutes after washing before applying Tretinoin. Retinoids are not photostable, meaning they lose efficacy in sunlight. Tretinoin is best when applied at night.

Use care not to get into eyes, mouth, and nostrils. Tretinoin is safe to use on the neck, chest, hands and body. You won’t need to scrub or exfoliate since cellular turnover is already taking place.

Don’t stop at the first sign of peeling or breakouts. Initially, slight to moderate redness, peeling and some break-outs are common.

Prescribed and dispensed at GLOW. No office visit fee, no extra stop at a pharmacy!

Retinoids are not Retinols

Retinoids and Retinols are Commonly Confused. Retinoids are FDA-approved prescriptive-strength Tretinoins with proven efficacy. Retinols are over the counter products that have no FDA approval because they have no proven efficacy. The different forms interact differently with your skin. Generally, Retinoids (Tretinoins) are 20 times more potent and effective than Retinols. We recommend only FDA approved Tretinoin.