Topical Isotretinoin (Isotrex) is a retinoid medication that is used as a topical treatment for certain types of skin disorders, including acne. Topical retinoids are popular acne treatments that can help improve symptoms for many individuals. Topical Isotretinoin is an older-generation topical retinoid that has largely been replaced by newer topical retinoids (eg. Adapalene, Tazarotene). … Continue reading “Isotretinoin {Topical}”

Tazarotene (Tazorac) is a synthetic retinoid that is used as a topical treatment for certain types of skin disorders, including acne. Topical retinoids are popular acne treatments that can help improve symptoms for many individuals. Tazarotene is a newer-generation topical retinoid that has a similar efficacy profile as older topical retinoids (eg. Tretinoin) but tends … Continue reading “Tazarotene”

Tretinoin (Retin-A)┬áis a topical retinoid that is used as a treatment for active acne symptoms and minor acne scarring. Tretinoin was once the most commonly used topical retinoid for the treatment of acne, but newer retinoid medications (eg. Adapalene, Tazarotene) are now becoming more popular. Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A. Retinoids can help improve … Continue reading “Tretinoin”

Adapalene (Differin) is a topical retinoid that is used primarily for the treatment of acne. Adapalene is one of the most commonly used topical retinoids. Adapalene is a synthetic, third-generation retinoid that has better efficacy and safety profiles than older topical retinoids (eg. Isotretinoin, Tretinoin). This medication is now available as an Over-The-Counter (OTC) product … Continue reading “Adapalene”

Isotretinoin (Accutane) is a type of acne treatment called a Retinoid. Isotretinoin is available as an oral treatment (Accutane) and as a topical treatment (Isotrex). Oral Isotretinoin is one of the most effective treatments for moderate to severe acne. Unfortunately, oral isotretinoin also frequently has significant side effects. Isotretinoin works by decreasing the size and … Continue reading “Isotretinoin {Oral}”