Retin-A: wonder cream for acne and wrinkles? Is there a genomic link?
ObjectiveTo determine if there is a link between skin-related genetic variants and potential side effects experienced when using Retin-A anti-wrinkle skin care products
DescriptionTretinoin or Retinoin, or Retin-A, is an acid form of Vitamin A. It is used to treat acne and wrinkles, and is available by prescription or over-the-counter. Retin-A peels or thins the outer layer of the epidermis, and thickens the layers below by stimulating collagen production. When first using a Retin-A product, some people experience a period of irritation with red flaky peeling skin. This study investigates whether underlying genetic profiles make a difference and might predict this ahead of time. This study is being conducted as part of a larger translational reverse-aging study. More information: NY Times article "The Thing About Retin-A: It Works"
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Inclusion Criteria1) Using or have used a Retin-A skin care product 2) Availability of personal genetic SNP information if possible 3) Complete online survey (10 min)
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