Better Skin at Any AGE...


Outsmart Aging with GOLD Rx

(Retinoic Acid (all trans, tretinoin) 0.1% cream plus 6% hydroquinone and dexamethasone/betamethasone)

  • Increase Collagen & Elastin
  • Reduce Dark Spots
  • Reduce Fine Lines
  • Reduce Acne

Our prescription-strength GOLD, formulated by Dr. Laverson, is more powerful and effective than most other prescription combination bleaching creams, its worth its weight in GOLD. 

The GOLD normalizes skin maturation, pigment distribution, and increases the amount of collagen and perhaps elastin in the skin. It may delay or prevent the development of skin cancer. In the gel form or as Retin A® micro™, it is a potent anti-acne medication. On adult skin, daily use will create and maintain younger-looking skin, by smoothing the skin surface over time and fading dark spots to blend with your surrounding complexion. It’s true anti-aging you’ll see with your very own eyes. 

Pharmaceutical ingredients in GOLD penetrate bio-machinery of your skin surface to create and maintain younger-looking skin. Retinoic acid should be applied to affected wrinkles and/or pigment spots sparingly after cleansing and drying skin each night. A pea-sized amount is enough to cover the entire face. Use with daily sunscreen applied in the morning.

Many precautions apply to use of the GOLD. First, it is an adjunct to comprehensive skin care and sun avoidance (anti-aging). You may experience stinging, burning, itching, redness, and dryness of the skin. Flaking or light peeling may occur. These usually subside as your skin adjusts to the medication. Meanwhile, avoid unnecessary skin irritants, use moisturizer, and inform the doctor of these side effects. A corticosteroid cream may be prescribed to help dermatitis resolve. If it doesn’t resolve, Dr. Laverson may prescribe a lower strength retinoic acid, like .02% or .025% cream (less concentrated). Do not apply to eczematous or irritated skin. Pregnancy, eczema, sensitivity to sunlight, sunburn, and certain medications (fluoroquinolones, thiazides, tetracyclines, phenothiazines, sulfonamides) are relative contraindications to tretinoin/retinoic acid therapy. Avoid using the GOLD for longer than four months consecutively. It’s best to take a one month vacation from tretinoin and hydroquinone after four months of consecutive treatment, then resume with a daily sunscreen.

Because it’s a prescription, GOLD comes with access to our 24 hour help-line and written instructions. A visit to our Sorrento Valley San Diego office for free informal consultation is recommended before getting started. Online consultation may substitute if necessary.  Regular examination of your skin surface by a physician is advised. Any and all areas of skin pigmentation or surface growth should be evaluated by a physician.

If you're looking for a dark spot corrector product that truly works to remove all types of skin blemishes, please go see Dr. Steve Laverson for the GOLD cream. I had tried all expensive products known and discovered that the GOLD cream clears up dark spots (age spots/sun spots), acne, and acne blemishes in as little as three days. I’ve noticed 99% the dark spots have vanished all over my face. I totally got my teenage skin back … the GOLD cream is absolutely amazing!  -E.

Contact us with questions about the GOLD and/or other products Dr. Laverson recommends.




The Doctor's Wife

Joanne is the wife of Dr. Steve Laverson, a San Diego Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon whose patients have always asked for skin care advice. After analyzing many popular brands and the marketing behind them, the doctor and his wife realized the illusion of skin care complexity created by advertising sales but no results or value for the consumer. We believe that the consumer desires and deserves simplicity and effectiveness in their daily routine, including skin care.

The Doctor’s Wife differentiated ingredients that were essential, reliable, and natural. She distilled out extraneous plant allergens, removed unnecessary preservatives, eliminated irritating synthetics, and committed to developing pure potent formulations that would provide performance without pretense. The outcome is a superior, professional skin care line formulated with high quality, effective ingredients that deliver undeniable results for all skin types.

The Doctor’s Wife believes everyone can have beautiful glowing skin with the TDW products and these four simple steps: CLEANSE, EXFOLIATE, NOURISH, and PROTECT.