Retin-A is also known as -Tretinoin, which is used to treat acne and aged, sun damaged skin. In general, tretinoin gels are stronger than tretinoin creams because the medicine penetrates better when in a gel form. It works best, when used in combination with alpha hydroxyacid preparations.
The side effects may be come as:-
- Tretinoin makes the skin more sensitive to sun light.
- Tretinoin causes dryness, redness, tenderness, and swelling of the skin. These side effects lessen with time.
- You may have the feeling of warmth or a mild stinging on the skin.
- There can be red spots on the skin.
Tips of Retin-A:
The main tips of retin-A are as:-
- Apply Retin-A in a thin layer at night. A small amount goes a long way.
- In the morning wash your face with a mild facial scrub or rough wash cloth. This will help reduce the noticeable flaking.
- After washing, apply a good water-based moisturizer. The moisturizer will make the drying effect of the medicine more tolerable.
- If flaking occurs during the day use a wash cloth to remove it and apply more moisturizer.
- Try using a moisturizer that also contains a sunscreen.
Uses of Retin-A:
The main uses of retin-A are as:-
- It is mainly used in the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
- It is also used in treating the visible signs of ageing and can diminish the lines on the face.
- It helps in fading the age-spots.
- It helps to enhance the effect on minoxidil for the treatment of alopecia or hair loss.
- The sun damaged skin is mainly treated by retin-A.
- It helps in preparing the skin for chemical peels.
Retin-A is a by-product of vitamin A. It makes the body shed outer skin cells. This unclogs pores. It also seems to have anti-aging effects on the skin. Fine wrinkles are reduced as a result of Retin-A's effect on the formation of collagen. T