Can I use tretinoin at age 24 for acne? What about for aging?

Hi Dr.Irwin i'm a woman of 24 years old I used to have very bad breakouts but since I started to use tretinoin in gel at 0,025% per 3 months now my skin is all clean so my question is can I keep using it? only at night? if I want to prevent the wrinkles under the eye area can I use tretinoin 0.05% in cream? my skin is very light and sensible I get red quickly, thankyou for your time, Love your website!.

That’s great that it’s working so well for your acne.  It’s fine to keep using it as long as you are sunscreening every day.   I usually have my patients stop it one week before sunny vacations and cut down or stop in the summer if you are outdoors often.  It  will increase your sun sensitivity somewhat.   Use it at night because light inactivates it.   If you use it on the crow’s feet area, be sure you are sunscreening well there.   The Dermalogica Total Eye Care is formulated for the sensitive eye area.  Dr. I



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