Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(01): 012-015
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1363763
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Topicals in Skin Rejuvenation: Prescription Topicals

Noëlle S. Sherber
1  Sherber + Rad, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia
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31 January 2014 (online)


With the recent proliferation of over the counter cosmeceuticals, prescription topical skin treatments have the cache of being evidence-based and not being available outside the setting of a patient–physician interaction. In the setting of facial rejuvenation, patient demand for prescription topical skin treatments falls into three main roles: (1) stimulation of collagen production; (2) improvement of dyspigmentation; and (3) amelioration of adult acne.