Meet Altreno, the First Prescription Retinoid Lotion Used to Treat Adult Acne
If you’re one of the 50 million Americans with acne and you’ve sought treatment from a dermatologist, you likely know that most prescription acne treatments out there include retinoids, which can come with some unpleasant side effects. Although they may get the job done, they often cause unwanted dry spots, redness, and flaking of the skin along the way.
Enter, Altreno: a new prescription tretinoin (retinoid) that fights adult acne while also keeping skin hydrated at the same time. It’s formulated specifically to minimize the irritating effects of retinol, while also maximizing its breakout-busting, skin-smoothing benefits. Sound too good to be true? Here are all the details.
To be clear, tretinoin is not a new ingredient — it’s a type of retinol, or vitamin A derivative, that’s been widely prescribed by dermatologists for more than 50 years. “I prescribe [products containing tretinoin] all the time, every single day,” says Nava Greenfield, a dermatologist in Brooklyn, New York. “Most patients are happy [with them], but some have severe reactions of burning and stinging sensations.”
Source: Allure – Meet Altreno, the First Prescription Retinoid Lotion Used to Treat Adult Acne By, Rebecca Dancer