What is Retin A Gel?
Retin A Gel is an oil-free topical medication designed, among other things, to treat acne, spots, blackheads, pimples and whiteheads. Given its oil-free nature, it is particularly useful for people with oily skin. While this formula is widely renowned for its results in relation to acne, patients reported to have witnessed significant improvements in their overall facial appearance as well. It may also be used as a skin lightening agent, and Retin A Gel is the only topical formula that has scientifically been proven to improve wrinkles. RETIN A 0.025% GEL is milder than its 0.01% counterpart, so if you are new to the product, or have a very sensitive skin, than perhaps 0.025% might better suit your needs.
How does it work?
RETIN A 0.025% GEL has an active ingredient called Tretinoin, which is a Vitamin A metabolite that modifies the behavior of skin cells and other intracellular receptors. In essence, tretinoin prevents the formation and reappearance of pimples and blackheads by blocking the skin's hardening processes. It also facilitates the shedding of old and hardened skin cells to better promote new skin growth.
How to use:
Common side effects of Retin-A may include:
You should avoid using Retin A Gel if:
Given its long and short-term effects in treating acne vulgaris, the use of Retin A Gel regularly is highly recommended by scientists, doctors and experts in the field of medicine. Use RETIN A 0.025% GEL for the full course of the treatment, or as advised by your doctor. It may take 7 weeks for a full treatment to be completed but signs of improvement may be visible after 2 weeks.