Tretin Cream 0.025%
Tretin Cream 0.025%
Tretin cream 0.025% comprises of the active ingredient Tretinoin which is a derivative of vitamin A. It is used for the treatment of mild to moderate acne and can also be applied on the skin that has been damaged by the excessive exposure to the sun. Tretinoin causes the skin cells to grow and die more rapidly, increasing the turnover of cells. In the case of acne vulgaris, Tretinoin works to replace new cells of existing pimples, and the rapid turnover of cells prevents the formation of pimples. Following the similar mode of action, Tretin cream can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, areas of darkened skin, and sun damaged skin. People who are using it on sun-damaged skin can see improvement within just 3 to 4 weeks of the treatment. Dark spots begin to disappear after three to six months.
Clinical uses of Tretin cream
Tretin cream contains Tretinoin which belongs to the retinoid family; these drugs are typically used to treat skin issues like acne, melasma, and skin pigmentation. Researchers tested the effects of Tretinoin and found that it increases the production of collagen and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. You can notice a significant improvement in the wrinkles and pigmentation levels after three months of regular usage. It might cause irritation and redness which is a common side effect of Tretin cream 0.025%.
Use Tretin cream as directed by your dermatologist. Do not use often than the prescribed amount. Make sure you don’t use it for a longer time than your dermatologist ordered. Applying more can irritate the skin. Carefully read and follow the instructions. Ask your dermatologist if you have any questions regarding the use of Tretin cream. Do not apply near the eyes, mouth, or nose. Be cautious while spreading the formulation near these areas. If it accidentally gets into any of these areas, immediately rinse with water. Also, do not apply to open wounds and cuts.
Before applying Tretinoin cream, wash your skin with mild cleanser and water, pat it dry. Do not use the solution to the wet areas as this can increase the risk of irritation. Take a pea size amount to cover the affected skin area entirely, rub it gently with your fingertips until it gets absorbed into the skin. You may need a moisturizer to sooth the dry skin caused by Tretinoin. Make sure you keep a gap of 10 to 15 minutes between your topical medication and a moisturizer.
The presence of other skin problems may affect the use of Tretin. Make sure you tell your dermatologist if you have any other skin problems especially eczema, dermatitis, sunburn, fish allergy, or dandruff. It is important to regularly visit your dermatologist to check out the progress and to make sure the medicine is working correctly. You should avoid washing the treated area for at least an hour after applying it. Also applying for any other topical, medicine on the same area for at least one hour after using Tretinoin.