Gold Standard Treatment
Retinoids Topical retinoic acids are the “first line” and “the gold standard” treatment for acne
Retinoids are a class of medication that regulates skin cell growth, which makes this product a very effective treatment for a number of dermatological diseases including, but not limited to, acne. Retinoids are made for topical use as an ointment, cream, lotion, gel, and liquid.
Commonly used retinoids (Retinoic acids) are as follows:
Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A that are made naturally by the body as well as synthetically in the laboratory as a medication. Retinoids are the main key treatment for acne, as well as therapy for various diseases such as psoriasis.
These agents normalize the shedding of the hair follicle lining and have direct anti-inflammatory effects, thereby preventing the blockage of pores and decreasing the formation of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads); unplugging existing comedones; and allowing other topical medicines (such as antibiotics) to enter the follicles.