Ask A Dermatologist: Do Retinols Really Reduce Wrinkles?

“Can I use retinol at any age? How should I apply retinol for best results? Are there any side effects of retinol?,” if these questions have ever crossed your mind, you are at the right place. Check out what our expert has to say about the safety and effectiveness of retinol.

By D Tejaswi
29 Jun 2022

Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an anti-wrinkle agent that changes appearance of the skin surface and has anti-ageing effects. There’s more. Retinol stimulates fibroblasts to synthesize collagen fibres, improves skin elasticity and promotes angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels),” says Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, 2019. Overall, retinol helps improve your skin texture, and reduce dryness and fine lines. How often can you actually use retinol? Start with less than a pea-size of retinol once in a week and gradually make it twice a week, suggests Dr Jaishree Sharad, Dermatologist. Watch the entire video below for more insights.


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