About Retino-A: Retino-A (Tretinoin) is a popular medicine used to treat acne conditions. The medicine is also used to treat ageing in patients by reducing sun spots and lines which are considered the visible signs of ageing. The medicine can be used as a combination with tropical hair loss medications to treat hair loss. This is possible because the active ingredient in drugs used to treat hair loss referred as Minoxidil becomes extra effective when mixed with tretinoin which accelerated the removal of dead cells and reproduction of new cells.
How to use Retino-A
Retino-A (Tretinoin) is a powerful medicine used to treat skin conditions. Correct usage as per the prescriptions by your physician is key to getting the most from this medicine. Apply the cream just before bedtime and unless instructed by your doctor, do not use the cream during the day. Before applying the cream, clean your face 15-30 minutes and let it dry completely of other skin care products that you might have applied and dust too. Remember to give your skin time to adjust to the cream. Start with a pearl-sized application for your face, neck and chest then gradually increase the dose only as per the recommendations by your physician.
This medicine is to be used strictly as prescribed by your doctor. You will find instructions on your prescription label and if they are not clear, consult your physician for clarifications. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage depending on how severe your condition is, your medical condition and history. Do not use another person’s dose and do not alter your prescription unless advised by your doctor. Apply the cream on skin parts that have no wounds, burns or irritations.
Retino-A Side Effects
For the first weeks of use, it is normal to experience side effects. Some common side effects include; stinging, burning, peeling and dry skin, mild redness, burning sensation, peeling and drying of your skin as well as darkening. This is because your body has not adjusted to the medication and this may take time. These should not be a major concern unless the symptoms become severe or persist for longer than advised by your doctor. During treatment, your skin will become sensitive to extreme weather conditions such as wind, cold and sunlight. The side effects listed above are not all that you may experience during your treatment. For more details on the side effects you are most likely to experience, consult your physician.
Use of Retino-A (Tretinoin) may interfere with other procedures to be performed for treatment on your body. Such may include light or laser treatments, chemical peel or microdermabrasion and you should inform your doctor that you are using the medicine. During treatment, keep off from sunlight for as much as you could and to be safe, always wear a good sunscreen for protection. This medicine may not be suitable for all patients, talk to your doctor about your allergies, health history, current medical conditions or other medicines (prescribed or non-prescribed), supplements or herbal products you currently are using. Continue using this medication even if there is no evidence of improvements. The medicine may take long to work especially if it is your first time to use Retino-A (Tretinoin).