If you don't mind counsel your doctor before taking any prescription. Nonexclusive Name: tretinoin topical (TRET in oin), Brand Names: Altinac, Atralin, Avita, Renova, Retin A Micro Gel, Retin-A, Tretin-X What is Retin-A (tretinoin topical)? Tretinoin is a topical (connected to the skin) manifestation of vitamin A that helps the skin replenish itself. Tretinoin creams are utilized to treat skin break out and used to lessen the presence of fine wrinkles and mottled skin staining, and to make unpleasant facial skin feel smoother. Tretinoin topical may likewise be utilized for purposes other than those recorded here.