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Retinoids: Uses of Topical Retinoids

Uses of Topical Retinoids

Topical retinoids find use in treatment of acne. Application of topical retinoids also helps in treatment of flat warts, pre-cancerous skin lesions, wrinkles, oily skin, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, some skin conditions in which the skin becomes very thick, uneven skin pigmentation, etc.

The topicals are formulated in various strengths and bases. Those in moisturizing base are more suitable for dry aging skin. You will get most of the formulations in creams, lotions and gels. Your doctor is the right person to prescribe topical retinoids for your skin concerns. Self-application of retinoids may be dangerous for various reasons. Overloading skin with topical retinoids in the hope of becoming younger soon may cause more problems. Retinoids also need careful application and monitoring while you are using them.

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