Tretinoin Cream - Generic Retin-A - .1%, 20g
Tretinoin is the active ingredient in Retin-A and arguably the #1 anti-aging prescription choice world-wide. Tretinoin is also FDA-approved to treat acne in adults and children as young as 13 and to lighten hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage or hormone imbalance in adults. This strong potency of 0.1% tretinoin is ideal for men who have thicker skin than women. Tube size is 20g.
Tretinoin, The Most Powerful Retinoid For Skin Renewal & Clarity
If you haven't already experienced the success of Retin-A (tretinoin) for healthy, glowing, clear skin, then what are you waiting for! Anyone who has ever used tretinoin knows the feeling of satisfaction as dead skin cells sloth away and shiny, bright skin beneath is revealed. Tretinoin is famous for its ability to fade hyperpigmentation, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, help tighten and plump up skin by stimulating collagen production.
Tretinoin is also one of the most used and prescribed products for acne treatment. It works by stimulating the production of new skin cells so that old, dead cells on the surface of the epidermis can be replaced. The process by which this happens is called exfoliation. That's why it causes the skin to peel.
Tretinoin provides the building blocks for collagen production and elastin, the protein that gives skin its elasticity and prevents sagging. Imagine your skin bouncing back after sleeping with your face smushed into a pillow all night.
How Does Tretinoin Work?
Naturally derived from Vitamin A -- think carrots -- tretinoin is already synthesized into the correct form (retinoic acid is) to be absorbed into the skin. Retinoic acid/tretinoin, is a metabolite of Vitamin A. The metabolite is essential to skin cell growth and the body synthesizes retinoic acid/tretinoin from Vitamin A.
Tretinoin is the generic of brand name Retin-A, and tretinoin is the active ingredient in Retin-A.
When using tretinoin for acne treatment it is common during the first few weeks for your acne to appear worse because the medication works from the inside out. As new skin cells rise to the surface, they push out oil and bacteria that has been clogging pores.
It may take up to 8-12 weeks to notice results from this medication.
To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.
Before using tretinoin:
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tretinoin, fish (if taking Altreno), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in tretinoin lotion, cream, or gel. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients..
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain antibiotics such as tetracyclines; antihistamines; diuretics ('water pills'); fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), delafloxacin (Baxdela), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin; medications for mental illness and nausea; or sulfonamides such as co-trimoxazole (Bactrim, Septra), sulfadiazine, sulfamethizole (Urobiotic), and sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had eczema (a skin disease), actinic keratoses (scaly spots or patches on the top layer of the skin), skin cancer, or other skin conditions.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using tretinoin, call your doctor.
- Plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (tanning beds and sunlamps) and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Tretinoin may make your skin sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light.
- You should know that weather extremes, such as wind and cold, may be particularly irritating.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra cream, lotion, or gel to make up for a missed dose.
Tretinoin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- Warmth or slight stinging of the skin
- Lightening or darkening of the skin
- Red, scaling skin
- Increase in acne sores
- Swelling, blistering, or crusting of the skin
- Dryness, pain, burning, stinging, peeling, redness, or flaky skin at the treatment area
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately:
- Pain or discomfort at the treatment area
Tretinoin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Directions for use: Apply at bedtime and wear sunscreen when exposed to sun. Before applying, wash your face and wait at least 20 minutes for your face to dry. Wash your hands thoroughly and apply a pea size amount of the cream. Gently smooth on your face until it disappears. Do not rub into your face and avoid getting in eyes and mouth. Wash hands immediately after applying.
Use tretinoin regularly as directed by your dermatologist/physician to get the most benefit.
Available by prescription only for use on skin. Do not apply to the inner lip area or inside the nose/mouth. Do not apply to cut, scraped, sunburned, or eczema-affected skin.
Common brand names for tretinoin include Retin-A and Renova.