Retinol vs. Retin A

A very popular question I hear is “What is the difference between Retinol and Retin A?”  Are they the same? Are they different?  Well, here is the answer for you.  Both Retinol and Retin A are forms of Vitamin A. Vitamin A has been shown to have many anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties.  However, Retinol is not as strong as Retin A and is therefore commonly found in many over-the-counter- products.  Retin A is stronger than Retinol and can therefore provide maximum anti-aging benefits, however it is only available by prescription.

We have wonderful prescription strength Retin A creams here at the office to help your skin look young and beautiful.  Stop in and ask me about which product may be right for you and to see how we can help improve your skin tone, texture and minimize dark spots.

–Sarah, P.A.