Retin A Micro Gel is a topical medicine that is prescribed to treat acne; it can also help reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and blotchy looking skin. The active ingredient in Retin A Micro Gel is called Tretinoin, a retinoid that is the acid form of Vitamin A that can help improve acne and leave you with healthy looking skin. Acne can occur when there is an increase in the amount of sebum, or oil, that your body produces during puberty. The excess oil, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells can clog your pores resulting in acne.
When Retin A Micro Gel is applied topically as directed, it encourages your old skin cells to slough off and new skin cells to surface. This expedites the unclogging of your pores while the newer and healthier skin cells give you a fresh and healthy appearance. Retin A Micro Gel can be drying as well, as the excess oil on your skin is decreased and there are less bacteria to gain access into your pores and cause the redness and inflammation that usually accompanies acne. Retin A Micro Gel is not a cure for acne, but it is an effective treatment for controlling it.
We all have bacteria that live in and on our bodies and, for the most part, are usually harmless. If something happens that tips the balance of the bacterial growth, we can end up with an infection. Acne is no different. When there is an increase in sebum, there is a more abundant food source for bacteria so their numbers increase.
Because of the actions of Retin A Micro Gel, the appearance of blotchy skin and fine wrinkles can be diminished as well. As the turnover of your skin cells has accelerated, the fine lines and wrinkles become less noticeable and your skin looks younger and fresher.
Discuss any medical conditions and allergies you have with your doctor and provide information about other OTC and Rx medications you are taking, including herbal preparations and vitamin supplements. This can help your doctor determine if Retin A Micro Gel is the right prescription for you. Do not apply other facial products at the same time as Retin A Micro Gel without waiting at least two hours.
It is unknown if Retin A Micro Gel is harmful to an unborn or nursing baby so tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight so remember to apply sunscreen and protective clothing when you go outdoors.
Be patient! Treatment with Retin A Micro Gel could take as many as four weeks or more to see an improvement and your acne may appear to become worse before it starts looking better and this is quite normal.