Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto has been featured in Hello! talking about the latest beauty buzz – Retinoids.
Derived from vitamin A, retinoids are effective in people with sun damaged skin or those suffering with acne, as they act as an exfoliant and improve skin cell turnover. Scientific studies (mainly on tretinoin) show that they can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation after 12 weeks of use.
Dr Mahto is passionate about scientific, evidence-based treatments and getting outstanding results for her patients, using the best available products and medications available.
Retinoids cause much confusion amongst consumers and Dr Mahto gets inundated with questions about what they are and how to use them, "There are many different types of retinoids which contributes to the confusion - these include retinyl esters, retinol, retinaldehyde, adapalene and tretinoin, to name but a few,” said Dr Mahto.
In the feature, Dr Mahto explains when individuals should start using them, how to use them and possible downsides.