Tazorac (tazarotene) prescription cream or gel is used to treat acne in patients 12 and older. Tazorac can also be used to treat psoriasis. It is a retinoid product that works be affecting the growth of skin cells. Patients using this medication undergo a 12 week program, and results may not be seen until the fourth week. Tazorac is for external use only. This medicine can treat mild-to-moderately severe facial acne, inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. To use Tazorac, cleanse your skin thoroughly, moisturize, and then apply a thin layer of the cream of gel to the skin. Clearer skin can be seen in weeks. Tazarotene is a compound similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and texture of skin. The Tazorac brands of tazarotene topical are used to treat acne vulgaris in adults and adolescents who are at least 12 years old. Tazorac is also used to treat plaque psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin) in adults. Tazorac may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.