Just as important as a physical sunscreen, the use of a topical retinoid is non-negotiable. There are over 30 years of studies showin that retinoids improve wrinkling, increase the thickness of the dermal layer of the skin, improves pigmentation, nad makes the skin smoother and more radiant. Prescription retinoic acid is 10x more potent than over the counter retinols. However, retinols sold by dermatologist are higher potency with better absorption compared to over the counter retinols. The first 2 months can be irritating and cause peeling, so speak with us about tricks to avoid these side effects.