You probably didn't know it that Retin was approved by the FDA in 1971. Since that time millions of people from young and old alike have used it for many different skin conditions. Retin-A is one of the strongest medications available for the treatment of mild to severe acne. Results from Retin-A can be seen in under three weeks for many people. People that have used the medication for extended amounts of time have found that even after 10 years it still works wonders.
A study in the mid-90s actually showed that Retin-A significantly improves the appearance of early stretch marks. There are a few medications available that can state that.
When it comes to acne Retin-A unplugs the follicles and brings pimples to the surface. This typically will cause your acne to look worse during the first few weeks of treatment. After that time they should start clearing up if you are following the usage treatment that you were given. Continued usage will ensure for most people that they're acne will be kept under control and be much less of a problem than in the past. Retin-A can actually help you reduce the amount of scarring and definitely decrease your chance of it in the future.