A ret gel 0.1% is an outstanding topical formulation prescribed for the treatment of acne and pimples. Tretinoin 0.1, the active ingredient of the medicine is a form of vitamin A, which not only treats acne, but also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, and smoothes rough facial skin.
It functions by opening the pores that allow natural oil producing glands to act and decrease the formation of spots, whiteheads, and blackheads. Tretinoin, being a derivative of Vitamin A to renew the skin. It affects the growth of skin cells to rapidly heal acne and other facial imperfections, promoting healthy skin.
A ret gel 0.1% belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids is used to treat acne. The gel for topical application is found to be extremely effective in preventing pimples and healing existing pimples.
It can also be prescribed to treat signs of ageing such as fine lines and dark spots. The medication is very useful for minimizing the appearance and formation of wrinkles. Your physician may also recommend this medication for other purposes not mentioned in this document.
Retin A is a very active exfoliator that accelerates the skin cycle. The retinoic acid improves the pigmentation by speeding up the elimination of melanin in the dermis.
It also increase collagen levels in the skin cells and improve fine wrinkles. It does not, however, have an effect on deep converges formed on the skin and ice pick scars. This medicine all improves the overall quality of skin.
A Ret 0.1% Gel works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.
Do not use A Ret Gel 0.1% if you have an abnormally high white blood cell (WBC) count.
In the case of stomach ulcers, bleeding or blood clotting disorders, severe bladder infection, ulcerative colitis, kidney diseases you should not use A Ret Gel 0.1%.
A-Ret Gel 0.1% (Tretinoin) is a topical gel that needs to be applied to the affected area in strict compliance with the instructions provided by your doctor. Prior to application, the skin should be cleaned. It is also important to ensure that the skin is completely dry, as irritation may occur if the gel is applied to skin that is wet.
Allow a minimum of 20 minutes after washing the face before the gel is applied, and avoid washing the treated skin (or applying any cosmetic skincare products to it) for a period of at least one hour after application.
Patients are sometimes directed by a doctor to apply the gel once per day, just before bed, or else once every 2 to 3 days. In some cases, a worsening of acne may occur, however, with continued treatment, patients will usually notice an improvement in symptoms.
Patients using A-Ret Gel may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Warmth or stinging at application site
- Lightening or darkening of the skin
- Dry skin
- Worsening of acne
- Blistering, crusting or scaling of the skin
- Eye irritation
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to UV light
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
A-Ret Gel 0.1% is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed
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1.Is tretinoin topical a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin topical is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medications called as ‘retinoids’. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
2.Is tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years
3.Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/lighten skin/thin the skin/work on wrinkles/fade dark spots/clog pores/cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it
4.Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor’s prescription.