View Full Version : what is retin-a micro used for besides acne?

08-31-2008, 11:12 AM
I'm in my 50s, my new dermatologist prescribed Retin-a micro because I get large freckle brown spots from the sun on my face. She looked at me as said "do you use retin?" I said no, she said "it will help" and then gave me a prescription. I come to read that it is for acne. I don't have acne. Is Retin-a micro used to reduce/remove brown spots? I won't use this until I know. Any help?

08-31-2008, 12:33 PM
According to what I have read - yes - key words being: it will help. RetinA, alphahydroxy acid - all help.
Best thing to reduce those brown spots, apparently, is micro dermabrasion or laser.

08-31-2008, 06:06 PM
Well, if it helps with acne then it probably helps with other skin issues as well otherwise the doctor wouldn't prescribe it. I've heard of Retin-A helping with a variety of skin issues.