Tretoin cream, which is a form of vitamin A, is commonly used to treat acne. Acne manifests as spots or pimples on the face, chest, or back. In addition to treating acne, Tretoin cream can also help smooth rough facial skin and reduce fine wrinkles on the skin. This cream works by reducing excessive oil production in the skin, which is often a contributing factor in acne.
To use Tretoin cream, it is recommended to apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area at nighttime, as prescribed by your doctor. It is important to avoid applying the cream to damaged or broken skin, and to avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, and nose. It may take several weeks for the symptoms to improve, and it is important to continue using the cream regularly to get the best results.
While most side effects of Tretoin cream are mild and include skin irritation, dryness, and redness, serious side effects are rare. It is important to stay hydrated and use moisturizer as dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes may occur. It is also important to limit exposure to sunlight while using this cream, as it may make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant should not use this medicine as it can lead to birth defects.
In addition to treating acne, Tretoin cream can also be used to treat acute promyelocytic leukaemia. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and to consult with them if you do not notice any improvement after a few weeks of use. Tretoin cream should not be used if you have eczema or sunburned skin. The generic brand of this medicine is Tretinoin, and it is available in a cream form with a strength of 0.1% (20gm). The cream is manufactured by HAB Pharma and is available in pack sizes of 3, 6, or 9 tubes.