Tretinoin or retinoic acid treats sun damage and acne. This skincare medication helps improve the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and surface wrinkles. However, tretinoin does not treat wrinkles found deep in the skin. This synthetic vitamin A comes in different brands, but the use is the same. One of these brands is Retin-A, used to enhance skin regeneration.
This cream or gel increases the cell death of old skin, so that healthier, newer skin takes its place. Patients need to ensure that their skin is clean before applying it to avoid irritation. After washing and drying your face, wait for at least 20 minutes before using it.
What is Tretinoin Used for?
Tretinoin, combined with other antibacterial ingredients, makes it effective in treating common skin complications. Patients suffering from acne and related effects like scars and spots stand to benefit from Retin-A skincare medication gel. Regular use of this medication clears existing acne and reduces the severity of associated faults.
Other uses of Retin-A include reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone, and dark spots. Since it improves the general health of the skin, most patients with sun-damaged skin benefit from its treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Most people often worry about side effects before starting treatment with various skin products. First-time tretinoin users experience mild effects like redness, peeling, itchiness, and dryness. These effects lessen over time as you adjust to the medication.
However, if these side effects persist, talk to an expert to prevent complications. After using the medication, schedule an appointment with an expert to ensure a successful recovery. If side effects do not subside, some things to look out for include: excessive redness, temporary change, swelling, or persistent irritation.
Like any other skincare treatment, always consult an expert before proceeding with treatment. Talk to us at Signature & Reconstructive Surgery for the best in Retin-A skincare medication.