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Anti-Aging

Who can use the anti aging service from Nurx?

People 18 and up, of all genders, who live in one of the states where Nurx operates can request anti-aging treatment through Nurx. Although we refer to this treatment as “anti-aging,” patients in their 20s and 30s can benefit from using retinoids too. Signs of photo-aging (skin damage…

What type of anti aging treatment does Nurx prescribe?

Nurx prescribes and delivers four different retinoid creams: Adapalene 0.3% and Tretinoin in three strengths: 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.1%. After reviewing your health history and the photos you shared a Nurx medical provider will prescribe the best retinoid for your skin. If you have used one of…

How much does anti aging treatment through Nurx cost?

You’ll pay $15 for the medical consultation when you submit your request, and the retinoid medications we prescribe cost $90 for a 3-month supply. Refills are sent automatically every 3 months, and shipping is always free. We do not bill insurance for anti-aging treatment, because it is generally…

How does anti aging treatment with Nurx work?

Nurx’s anti-aging treatment service was created in consultation with a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in delivering dermatology care via telehealth. When you request anti-aging treatment a Nurx medical provider licensed in your state evaluates your health history and photos of your skin and (if medically appropriate) prescribes a…

What do topical retinoids do?

Retinoids are a topical Vitamin A-based cream used to reverse the signs of photo-aging, which is aging of skin related to sun damage, including fine and deep wrinkles, rough texture, mottled hyperpigmentation, and sallow color. Topical retinoids help to reduce some of the signs of photo-aging, by reducing…

Could long-term retinoid use prevent skin cancers by repairing sun damage?

Yes, with consistent use over a period of time, topical retinoids can reduce the risk of pre-cancerous skin lesions and skin cancers in the areas where the topical retinoid is applied (specifically squamous cell carcinoma). This is because one of the mechanisms of topical retinoids is to increase…

What are the risks or side effects of retinoids?

Topical retinoids are generally considered safe for both men and women of all skin tones, but they can cause skin peeling, dryness, and irritation. These effects can be worsened by sun exposure or extreme weather (e.g. wind, cold). Individuals who are prone to eczema or sensitive skin should…

How soon can people expect to see results when using tretinoin for anti-aging treatment?

Usually it takes 3-6 months of nightly application of tretinoin to see significant improvement, however many patients cannot tolerate a retinoid every night to start out because retinoids exfoliate the top layer of the skin and can cause dryness, peeling, or irritation. Because of this patients are…

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