At the Clear Clinic, we see many patients in their 30’s who want to not only clear up their acne, but prevent aging at the same time. A common complaint we hear is that, “At my age I should be worry about wrinkles, not pimples!” The great news is that there are prescription acne medications that acne both isues.
Dr. Schweiger explains that, “Topical retinoid medications regulate skin cell turnover; this helps to remove the microcomedone, that leads to acne, from the follicle. Simultaneously, the same medication is regulating collagen production in your skin. Increased collagen production leads to smoother skin and fewer fine lines in the future.” Retinoids are an important part of many acne regimens. Patients receive the anti-aging benefit of the medications at the same time. When combined with a great sunscreen and moisturizer, retinoids provide a fantastic anti-aging regimen with little extra effort.