Tretinoin cream (vitamin A acid cream) transforms and promotes skin renewal. As a result, it is an effective means for the treatment of wrinkles, pigmentation and scars.
As the skin ages less new cells are produced. With the use of Vitamin A acid the skin is 'transformed', the old dead skin cells are removed and replaced by new young cells. The skin is re-balanced and signs of premature ageing are reduced. It sounds almost too good to be true: a cream that can rejuvenate your skin.
When should you use this cream?
- For skin rejuvenation
- To remove fine lines
- To soften facial marks and stretch marks
- To remove pigmentation marks
How to use vitamin A
The skin has to get used to the vitamin A acid. Vitamin A acid can be very irritating to the skin and it is important to slowly build up the application. If you do not do this and use more, quicker than recommended, it may irritate the skin.
Symptoms of Tretonoine skin irritation are a redness, a dry skin, scaling and even a burning sensation. As such you may end up with the opposite effect of what you hoped for with the Tretinoin actually damaging the skin
Use of tretinoin
- Only use in the evening.
- Apply 1-2x per week on a clean, dry skin. Do not over apply
If you use Tretinoin more than 2x per week:
- Then you run the risk that you have many more side effects
- You may develop longer term hyper-sensitivity of the skin
- You will not get smoother skin
After applying the Tretinoin cream, you should use a reputable cleansing cream. In the beginning (and if you over apply) your skin finds it more difficult to retain moisture so that the skin can feel drier.
On days when you are not using Tretinoin cream (and for cleaning, moisturising and protecting the skin) use the supplied, high performance cream.
Avoid direct sunlight
It is important to protect the skin with an SPF. In the summer, you should moderate the use of Tretinoin cream. Tretinoin makes sure your skin more susceptible to strong sunlight.
If you experience skin irritation due to useage you can choose to:
- Apply less often
- Apply less
- Avoid spots that will cause irritation
- Ensure that when applying the cream at night you take care with application
The result of vitamin A acid
How quickly will you see results?
The use of this cream will be quickly noticeable.
It is important to know that you can get temporary reactions, redness, itching and peeling as part of the transformation of your skin. This means that the treatment is working and these side effects are not a reason to discontinue treatment.
Do not worry, these side effects are temporary!
1st phase lasts 6-8 weeks:
Your skin is more even color; skin cells come into balance.
2nd phase lasts 6-8 weeks:
Your skin is smoother and softer; natural renewal rhythm starts to recover.
Skin looks healthier and younger, firmer and has a natural shine.
In the 1st phase, you may experience side effects such as redness & dryness. This will disappear as you start the 2nd phase.
When you should not use Tretinoin?
The following people should be careful when using Treinoine:
- Those with a cosmetics allergy
- Those with a very dry skin or...
- Those suffering from Rosacea
Although it is not proven that the use of creams containing vitamin A acid can cause harm during pregnancy, it is advised to not use vitamin A acid during pregnancy.
Tretinoin is not a panacea, but a part of our approach to the entire face. Tretinoin cream cannot be purchased at a pharmacy. You will need a doctor's prescription.
During the intake, photos are taken of you and are submitted to the medical staff at Clinic 28. Once your case is reviewed and approved, you will receive the a box containing Tretinoin and the high performance cream. At the end of the first 4 weeks of applying the treatment, you will be scheduled for a deep tissue massage to give your skin additional stimulation.