Topical tretinoin can be effectively used for treatment of mild sun damage and fine wrinkles and lines for skin care.Tretinoin is easy to use as a non surgical method to get a youthful look. The skin care treatment has to be continued otherwise the benefits disappear. After some time of treatment, your doctor may reduce the dose of tretinoin to be used for giving you the young look. Tretinoin is generally used for face because face is the most exposed part of the body and acne, rashes sun damage etc. are more apparent on the face. Let us find out more about how tretinoin helps us non-surgically in skin care.
What is tretinoin- it is a form of retinoid that is derived from Vitamin A. It is also very popular in treatment of acne. Generally tretinoin is recommended for use by older patients who have fine wrinkles and sun damaged skin and spots. It is also used for younger people, who want to maintain a youthful look. Tretinoin may also be used as a preparation for further treatments such as chemical peeling. Use of tretinoin thins the skin and this prepares skin for better absorption of chemicals in peeling treatment.
For best skin care, your doctor may prescribe tretinoin for use every day at nighttime for about a year. After that this interval may be increased to once every two to three days. As tretinoin produces dryness, you may need to use a moisturizer twice a day. You may also need to adopt better protection from sun because tretinoin makes the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. If tretinoin is properly used, it can help reduce fine wrinkles, reduce age spots and also help you maintain a young look. It is a boon for those who are very careful about skin care.
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