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What are the main classes of medications for the skin?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
The major classes of drugs for the skin include the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), also called fruit acids; vitamin C; vitamin A as tretinoin (Retin-A); and the newest drugs, the peptides. In addition, there are pigment reducers, exfoliants, moisturizers, toners, and cleansers.
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