How do topical retinoids work in the treatment of acne vulgaris?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Topical retinoids thin the stratum corneum, and they have been associated with sun sensitivity. [37] Instruct patients about sun protection. Also see Sunscreens and Photoprotection.


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