Liver Spot Removal: Retin-A

Retin-A liver spot removal therapy is essentially a topical treatment. Creams and serums formulated with Retin-A are applied over liver spot-affected skin to lighten and eradicate liver spots over a period of time.

Understanding Retin-A

Retin-A or Tretinoin is actually a derivative of vitamin A. It is defined as the acid extract of vitamin A. Retin-A is also called retinoic acid. Retin-A is among the most common of skin treatment compounds. It is commonly used for treating acne. Retin-A products were initially introduced as a part of daily skincare aids. These are still popular among people who have acne prone skin. This is because Retin-A has the ability to remove grime or dirt that often plugs the skin’s pores, causing acne. However, now the more impressive and potent effects of Retin-A have been decoded, which makes it ideal for treating liver spots.

Liver Spot Removal with Retin-A Application

As mentioned, Retin-A has the ability to de-clog the skin’s pores. This is also helpful in people with liver spots since the stratum corneum or the outermost layer of skin is overwhelmed with melanin among such people. Melanin is the pigment responsible for rendering the typical coloration to liver spots. The decrease of melanin and keratin deposition from the outermost layer of dead cells helps to lighten the color intensity of liver spots.

The gradual de-clogging of the skin helps the inner, fresh skin cells to rise to the surface which lightens the overall skin tone. The lightening of skin tone is at the core of most liver spot treatments. This can be understood as a gradual bleaching effect on the liver spots. In fact, Retin-A is potent enough to lighten the smaller liver spots completely, comprehensively camouflaging them with the surrounding skin.

The gradual removal of the outermost layers of skin initiates a skin rejuvenation process in the underlying tissues, as part of the synthesis of new cells. This helps the skin to heal itself to a larger extent and correct its metabolic processes. This is rather useful since liver spots are formed due to a metabolic dysfunction wherein the melanin secretion exceeds normal levels.