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Study Shows Retin-A Micro Pump Effective for Treating Acne

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 17, 2010

Teenagers and many adults can suffer from acne and its side effects for several years, and severe cases of acne can cause excessive scarring and trauma to the skin. While some acne treatments at medical spas and cosmetic dermatology centers can help to keep acne under control, most acne sufferers need to maintain a healthy skin care routine to keep breakouts at bay. A recent study published in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology shows that a once-daily treatment of the Retin-A Micro® Pump in the morning, along with a benzoyl peroxide treatment, can help to keep acne under control.

Researchers found that many acne sufferers need a simple skin treatment regimen in order to achieve noticeable results. The Retin-A Micro® Pump is designed for acne sufferers with busy schedules, and is a once-daily treatment that can help to reduce breakouts and keep the skin clear.

According to Richard Fried MD, PhD, Clinical Director of Yardley Dermatology Associates in Pennsylvania, “Historically, it was thought that tretinoin would degrade in the presence of light and benzoyl peroxide. Therefore, some people used it only as part of a nighttime regimen and without the simultaneous use of benzoyl peroxide…however, this concern is alleviated with the improved tretinoin formulation found in Retin-A Micro® Pump, which can now be part of simpler protocol for acne treatment.”

Results of these studies show that most patients are able to enjoy significant results by incorporating the Retin-A Micro Pump into their skin care regimen. The product is the only acne treatment to combine tretinoin, a prescription retinoid, and works by absorbing excess oil and reducing facial shine. The treatment can be combined with a benzoyl peroxide facial wash and used morning and night to treat mild to moderate facial acne vulgaris.

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