What is a Retin-a Cream?
Retin-A is a form of vitamin A used to rejuvenate skin and, in some cases, treat skin spots that may be precancerous.
“Retin-A is a great product,” says dermatologist Anisha Patel, M.D. “The active ingredient is tretinoin and the main thing it does is regulate your skin cycle, so it makes your skin look brighter.”
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What is the Retin A cream good for?
Retin-A’s active ingredient, tretinoin, was created as a treatment for acne. It works by normalizing skin cell turnover. It also stimulates collagen and helps reduce dark spots and wrinkles.
How do you use prescription Retin A cream?
Applying tretinoin to wet skin can irritate it. To use the cream, gel, or lotion form of this medicine: Apply just enough medicine to very lightly cover the affected areas, and rub in gently but well. A pea-sized amount is enough to cover the whole face.
How long do I have to use Retin-A before I see results?
You may notice tretinoin starting to work within 2 to 3 weeks, but it can take 6 weeks or more to experience the full benefit.
This is in the context of acne, just don’t expect tretinoin to erase your wrinkles. Retinol & retinoids are best used in the context of prevention, rather than reversal.
When should I stop using Retin-A cream?
The skin will be more prone to sunburn, dryness, or irritation, especially during the first 2 or 3 weeks. However, you should not stop using this medicine unless the skin irritation becomes too severe.