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Retin-A Cream

Retin-A Cream is a prescription-strength acne treatment that is used to improve skin texture, reduce the frequency of acne outbreaks, and clear up existing acne. It is a type of topical cream called a retinoid. Retinoids work by stimulating the skin cells so that they divide and grow at a quicker rate. Stimulating the skin cells also helps to remove dead skin cells, keeping the pores clear of irritants. Your doctor may prescribe Retin-A Cream alongside other acne treatments to enhance results.

What is Tretinoin Cream?

Tretinoin cream is one of the most successful acne and skincare treatments on the market. In addition to clearing acne, tretinoin can be used to treat dark spots, rough patches of skin, and wrinkles caused by excessive sun exposure. Tretinoin cream is one of several tretinoin products. Tretinoin also comes in lotion, gel, and jelly form. Your doctor will determine if tretinoin cream is the most effective treatment for your skin condition. Tretinoin cream is the most effective when used with a skincare program that emphasizes protecting the treated skin from the sun.

Generic Retin-A Cream

The generic version of Retin-A Cream is called tretinoin cream. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that can reverse the outward signs of skin aging when applied sparingly and in the right amounts. To save money by choosing the generic version, order tretinoin cream from an online Canadian pharmacy. Generic Retin-A Cream is significantly cheaper than its brand-name version without sacrificing any benefits.

When an acne outbreak occurs, the top layer of the skin is irritated and inflamed. If the lower layer of the skin is able to push up, the dead skin can be replaced quickly. However, the top layer of the skin, called the keratinocytes, replicates at a quicker rate than the layer below. As a result, the outer layer has a longer lifespan and causes creases, wrinkles, and a buildup of irritants that keep acne around for longer.

Tretinoin affects the top layer of the skin and causes it to shed, which stimulates the lower layer to replicate faster. Ultimately, the dead skin cells will be replaced by fresher skin, which reduces the frequency of acne flare-ups and clears up existing pimples.

How to Use Tretinoin

Always use tretinoin exactly as your doctor has directed. Using more than you are prescribed can cause this product to irritate the skin. Never apply tretinoin cream directly on sunburned skin or open wounds. Avoid getting tretinoin cream in the eyes, lips, or inside of the nose. Before applying tretinoin cream, wash the skin with a mild cleanser and warm water. Avoid scrubbing the face with a cloth. Instead, gently pat to dry. Apply a pea-sized amount and cover the affected skin areas lightly. Based on your doctor’s recommendation, you may want to use a moisturizer while applying tretinoin cream.

Tretinoin Dosage

Canadian Pharmacy Service carries Retin-A Cream in three strengths: 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1%. Your doctor will decide which strength of tretinoin you need. Generally, patients with acne apply the designated dose once a day before bed. For treating wrinkles, dark spots, and other symptoms of excessive sun exposure, the recommended dosing frequency is also once a day before bedtime. Children and adults over 50 years old may require a tailored dosing schedule.

Tretinoin Side Effects

Tretinoin cream is highly effective at treating symptoms of acne, but this topical treatment may cause some side effects. Tretinoin can thin the skin’s outer layer, which increases the risk of sun damage. Furthermore, tretinoin can lead to side effects like peeling skin, dry skin, itchiness, or a burning sensation. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may recommend wearing sunscreen to protect against harmful ultraviolet rays. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist for a full list of Retin-A Cream side effects.


What is Retin-A Cream used for?

Retin-A Cream is used to treat pimples and other skin irritation in people with acne. This prescription skin treatment also effectively reduces the frequency and severity of future acne outbreaks. Additionally, tretinoin cream can improve symptoms of damage from sun exposure, including wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin.

What does tretinoin do for acne?

Tretinoin cream stimulates the skin to promote new skin cell growth to replace dead skin cells. When the dead skin cells are cleared, the bacteria and other foreign irritants that cause acne are cleared as well, giving your skin the conditions required to heal.

How long does it take for tretinoin to work?

Tretinoin starts to improve your skin right away, but it may take up to six weeks to observe the full benefits of Retin-A Cream. However, talk to your doctor if you do not see any improvements after 12 weeks of using this topical acne treatment.

How much tretinoin to use?

Generally, a pea-sized amount is recommended and enough to lightly cover the face. Using tretinoin sparingly can reduce the risk of skin irritation and other common side effects. Ask your doctor how much tretinoin you should use each time.

How does tretinoin work?

Tretinoin improves acne symptoms and the cosmetic appearance of your skin by helping the dead skin cells shed faster. When this occurs, the skin underneath is able to replicate quickly. Finally, tretinoin thickens the collagen in the skin, which lessens the appearance of wrinkles and rough skin.

Where to buy Retin-A Cream online?

To save up to 90 percent on your skincare treatments, fill your prescription for Retin-A Cream through an online Canadian pharmacy like Canadian Pharmacy Service. We carry brand-name Retin-A and generic tretinoin cream to ensure you have access to your acne treatment at a desirable price point.

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