Retin-A Gel is the acid form of vitamin A commonly applied to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris.
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A commonly applied to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris.
It is also applied in other cases.
Tretinoin is proven to treat acne and put the body's ability to produce collagen and new skin cells in high speed. Naturally-derived from Vitamin A, tretinoin is the same acid, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), the body creates from Vitamin A. This topically-applied prescription product treats acne vulgaris, melasma, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis and premature aging.
Tretinoin applied on the outside of the skin is absorbed deep within the epidermis where it increases the supply of retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is essential to regenerate skin cells, preserve elastin and boost production of collagen. Collagen keeps the face full and plump, while elastin keep skin firm to prevent sagging.
Because tretinoin, the generic name for Retin-A, is natural and recognized by the body, it is highly effective. Tretinoin is considered to be one of -- if not the most effective -- anti-aging skin care product availble. Results are visible quickly and improve over time.
Retinol A Gel - Tretinoin-Anti Aging Cream .05%
For newcomers to tretinoin or those with extremely sensitive skin, .025% and .05% tretinoin can be starting points. If either concentration works for you, then you are all set. Overtime you may want to increase the strength if you feel your skin can benefit more.
If the .025% or .05% does not create the desired effect, then a higher strength of generic Retin-A could be the answer. Overall, the idea is to slowly increase the potency, if needed, to find the right strength for you.
There is 0.01% = Maximum strength
0.05 % = Medium strength
0.025% = lowest strength
Another way to determine the concentration that fits your skin type is to reduce the frequency to 2-3 days a week. You may try this if the side-effects are not tolerable or you just prefer to slow your pace.