One of Rye’s best dermatologist, Dr. Ruth Treiber MD sees a plethora of patients and has treated acne issues of all kinds! Some acne is generally mild, and can be treated through minor topical creams and cleansers, however, for the many patients with severe acne, Dr. Ruth Treiber prescribes Retinoids. With proper use they can be a valuable tool for smoother, healthier skin, for both men and women.
In addition to acne, Dr. Ruth Treiber prescribes retinoids for anti-aging treatment as well as the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines and skin discolorations. Despite prescribing them at a high rate, Dr. Ruth Treiber knows very few patients understand how to maximize the effects of retinoids. Here are four tips on the proper use of Retinoids, courtesy of Dr. Ruth Treiber MD, of Treiber Dermatology.
- Take time off. Retinoids cause peeling, redness and flaking. Those are a sign that everything is working. However, when the peeling gets bad take 4 to 6 days off and after that use them every 3rd or 4th night, this will limit the discomfort patients face.
- Don’t use retinoids in conjunction with any other facial products, especially those containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide, unless otherwise directed by your physician.
- Before nightly retinoid use, make sure to wash and completely dry your face. Apply it in small, tiny spots along the face and forehead. Once you apply a few dots, softly massage it into your skin with both hands.
- Make sure to use sunscreen while using retinoids, even on overcast days. As the effects of retinoids make your skin far more sensitive to sun, and UV rays.
If you’d like to find out more about retinoid use, contact Dr. Ruth Treiber at Ruth Treiber Dermatology today.