Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself.
Tretinoin topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne, to smooth rough facial skin, and to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration.
Tretinoin topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use tretinoin topical if you are allergic to it.
It is not known whether tretinoin topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.