Frequently Asked Questions on Retin A / Tretinoin:

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 Do I need a prescription for Tretinoin?

Yes- scripts are not readily available. You will need to visit a dermatologist to obtain your initial script.

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What are the uses for Tretinoin?

Topical Tretinoin is used for treating mild to moderate acne, fine wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

What are the effects of using Tretinoin?

Skin appears glowing, fresh and rejuvenated. Pores appear smaller. Skin becomes smoother. Fine lines and wrinkles are plumped up and there’s an improvement in skin pigmentation.

Are there any side effects of using Tretinoin?

Following the application of Tretinoin to the skin, there often is local inflammation. This reaction disappears when treatment is neutralize or stopped. Mild stinging or a sensation of warmth also can occur when applying Tretinoin.

The common side effects of Tretinoin are: dryness, scaling, itching, and redness.

This is not a negative side effect as one wants to achieve shedding of dead skin cells which can be seen as flaking skin on the surface. Meanwhile, dermally the skin becomes thicker leading to fine line and wrinkle reduction.

What is the dosage for Tretinoin?

Before applying topical Tretinoin, the affected area of the skin should be cleansed with a gentle cleanser and dried. Patients should then apply Retin A directly to the skin, gently rubbing it into the affected area. Increase the amount gradually. Tretinoin usually is applied once daily, in the evening. Retin A should be incorporated as a lifestyle component for regular use.

Note: Younger skin – gel form of Tretinoin advised.

Mature skin- Cream form of Tretinoin advised.

Retinol, a non-prescription version of Tretinoin, is much weaker being 1/10th the strength of prescription Tretinoin.

Which drugs or supplements interact with Tretinoin?

Combining other topical acne medications (for example, salicylic acid) with Tretinoin may lead to excessive skin irritation. Use of abrasive soaps or cleansers, astringents, skin waxes and other products that irritate the skin may add to Tretinoin-induced skin irritation. Medications [for example, tetracycline (Achromycin)] that cause sun sensitivity should not be combined with Tretinoin because of additive sun sensitivity.

Is Tretinoin safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies of topical Tretinoin use during pregnancy. Physicians must weigh the potential risks and benefits before prescribing Tretinoin during pregnancy.

It is unknown whether Tretinoin is secreted into breast milk. It also is unknown if topically applied Tretinoin accumulates to an extent sufficient to be of concern in the infant. Nonetheless, since oral Tretinoin is not recommended during lactation, it probably is prudent to avoid nursing during treatment with topical Tretinoin.

Is any of it penetrated in my body:

Following application to the skin, a minimal amount of drug is absorbed into the body. The FDA approved topical Tretinoin in 1971.

What is Tretinoin?

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Tretinoin for ACNE SKINS:

Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A. It is used on the skin as a topical treatment of mild to moderate acne and on skin that has been damaged by excessive exposure to the sun.

Tretinoin ‘irritates’ the skin and causes the cells of the skin to grow (divide) and die more rapidly, increasing the turnover of cells. In patients with acne, new cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the rapid turnover of cells prevents new pimples from forming.

Tretinoin for AGEING SKINS:

Tretinoin can reduce wrinkles, areas of darkened skin (hyperpigmentation), and rough areas of skin, all of which occur in sun-damaged skin. In patients with sun-damaged skin, improvements in the skin usually are seen within the first 3 to 4 weeks of treatment. Brown spots begin to fade after 6-8 weeks. Wrinkles decrease or disappear after three to six months. Following application to the skin, a minimal amount of drug is absorbed into the body. The FDA approved topical Tretinoin in 1971.

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