All About Retinol

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana & Nearby Areas of Orange County, California

Posted: March 21, 2017

Anyone who’s interested in anti-aging products for their skin has heard of retinol. But what is it? What does it actually do? And what are the best strategies for using it to perk up our skin? We’ll get to all that and more with this guide to everything retinol-related!

What Is Retinol?

Retinol is the technical name for a vitamin in the vitamin A “family.” Vitamin A is important for the development of healthy skin and using topical retinoids is a great way to dial back signs of aging.

Retinol Benefits

It’s almost impossible to overstate how beneficial retinol is for skin. Its tiny molecular size makes it perfect for topical application, because it’s able to penetrate deep into your skin to work its magic.  Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from retinol treatments:

  • Increases the visual tautness and firmness of your skin
  • Reduces or erases fine lines and small wrinkles
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Smooths and enhances the surface of your skin, refining pores
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Invigorates skin by improving cell function and generation
  • Exfoliates and clears pores
  • Can help combat acne

Retinol is a great asset in your skin’s fight against aging, and when it’s used correctly and carefully, the benefits can be seen in a matter of days or weeks! More cellular turnover means revitalized skin… but it also means you’re more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful UV rays, So always remember to pamper your skin with a good SPF 30 or above. To find out more information please contact our office and ask to speak with our Aesthetician, Lindsey. 949-548-9312