Retinol based products are known as one of the most effective ways to help reverse the effects of aging and sun damage on the skin. In addition to this, retinol is effective as part of an acne treatment program. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that both repairs and prevents DNA damage, making skin cells more youthful. There are numerous retinol products that are safe for all skin types. Whether you want to prevent the signs of aging, reverse the signs of aging or treat acne, retinol can be extremely effective and safe. Dr James P. Bonaparte has extensively researched the benefits of retinol based products and is responsible for teaching surgical residents about the uses of retinol based products. Book a consultation with Dr James P. Bonaparte of JB Cosmetics and Facial Surgery at the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa to see if Retinol based products are right for you.