Developed by Allergan, the makers of Botox, Avage is available by prescription only. Considering their history, Avage has a leg to stand on when they say Avage is proven to reduce wrinkles, darks spots, and pigmentations on the face. The main ingredient in Avage is called Tazarotene, which should not be combined with certain other prescription medications, explaining in part why it is available through prescription only. It is also suggested that users avoid excessive amounts of sunlight or use sunscreen when using Avage. There is no research as of yet to suggest why Tazarotene is so effective and how it accomplishes its goals, only that it does have an effect.
All questions users may have concerning Avage can be found on the official Avage website, or they provide contact information for further concerns or questions. The research seems to be effective and thorough, and the manufacturing company has a well known history.
There are a lot of things Avage is not to be mixed with such as certain prescriptions and pregnancy. As such, doctors are required to perform a pregnancy test prior to use. Users have reported a number of side effects such as soreness, redness, bumps, and dryness, and in all actuality Avage treats discoloration, not wrinkles.
Allergan claims that Avage can be used to treat wrinkles, but there are no studies to suggest that is actually true. It is a heavily controlled prescription, and Avage is certainly not for everyone.