Wrinkle reduction and Photo- aging prescription cream with Tretinoin (Retinoid)

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Our Tretinoin Formula does it all–

fights stubborn breakouts, smooths fine lines, and clears hyperpigmentation.

These active ingredients work by clearing pores and increasing skin cell turnover to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and rough skin caused by sun damage. Tretinoin also stimulates new collagen production to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Hydrocortisone:  topical is used to treat redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Hydrocortisone is in a class of medication called corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching

 

Hydroquinone is a topical skin-bleaching agent used in the cosmetic treatment of hyperpigmented skin conditions. The effect of skin lightening caused by hydroquinone is reversible when exposed to sunlight and therefore requires regular use until desired results are achieved. Various preparations are available including creams, emulsions, gels, lotions and solutions. It is available over the counter in a 2% cream and can be prescribed in higher concentrations

Mechanism: Hydroquinone produces reversible lightening of the skin by interfering with melanin production by the melanocytes. Specifically, inhibition of the enzymatic conversion of tyrosine to DOPA (dihydroxyphenylalanine) results in the desired chemical reduction of pigment. Ultimately, this causes a decrease in the number of melanocytes and decreased transfer of melanin leading to lighter skin.

Uses: Popularized by its usage as a photo-developer, hydroquinone can be used in any condition causing hyperpigmentation. Common conditions include melasma, freckles, lentigines, age spots and acne scars. Skin sensitivity to hydroquinone may be determined before treatment by applying a small amount of cream to the hyperpigmented area and noting any redness or itching. If no reaction occurs, initiate treatment. As a general rule, always ensure the area is clean and dry then apply a thin film to the lesion and rub it into the skin well. Hands should be washed after the application to avoid unwanted lightening of the fingers.

To maintain the desired affect, hydroquinone should be used concurrently with a strong sunscreen. Many preparations are available as a combination product. Lightening of the skin should be noticed within 4 weeks of initiation, if no change is seen in 3 months, contact your physcian for further recommendations.

Side Effects: Normally hydroquinone is very well tolerated, however side effects may be seen. These include dryness, irritation, pruritus, erythema, and a mild irritant contact dermatitis. Furthermore, remember to avoid contact with eyes and use sparingly on the face.

 

Since their introduction in 1971, retinoids have been extensively used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, skin aging, and certain types of cancers. Retinoids are a class of medications that are chemically derived from vitamin A and regulate numerous transcription factors including RAR and RXR located within the nucleus of various cells. Retinoids also contribute greatly to intercellular communication, allowing signaling to nearby cells by binding the nuclear receptors, therefore regulating epithelial cell growth and rate of proliferation.

Tretinoin: The different topical retinoids available today are: retinoltretinoinadapalenetazarotenealitretinoin, and bexarotene. These come in cream, gel, and liquid forms. The medication is usually applied to the skin once a day about 20 to 30 minutes after cleansing your face

Mechanism: The mechanism of action of topical retinoids is very complex. When applied topically, any deficiency in collagen that exists in the skin is partially improved. Among all the topical retinoids, tretinoin is the most potent and widely used therapy for photo-aging. Topical tretinoin plays a role in preventing further degradation of the dermal matrix damaged by UV exposure. Therefore, topical retinoids are very effective at slowing and preventing photo-aging due to UV exposure

 

Side Effects: The irritation side effects from topical retinoids occur mainly from prolonged, high dose use. Side effects occur in a dose and concentration dependent fashion, with higher doses and concentrations contributing to the negative effects of these medications. These include:

  • Excessive dryness of the skin
  • Skin redness
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Pruritus (Itching)

The following occur in <10% of patients and are rare:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Photosensitivity to UV light
  • Initial acne flare-up
  • Eczema flare-up
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Blistering and stinging

Topical tretinoin does not appear to cause any birth defects due to its rapid metabolism by the skin; however, few reports of fetal defects have been reported. Topical tretinoin can be used for acne in pregnant patients if the benefit to the mother out weights the risk to the fetus. It should never be used during pregnancy to treat fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or skin roughness.

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About Wrinkle reduction and Photo- aging prescription cream with Tretinoin (Retinoid)

Our Tretinoin Formula does it all–

fights stubborn breakouts, smooths fine lines, and clears hyperpigmentation.

These active ingredients work by clearing pores and increasing skin cell turnover to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and rough skin caused by sun damage. Tretinoin also stimulates new collagen production to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Hydrocortisone:  topical is used to treat redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Hydrocortisone is in a class of medication called corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching

Our Tretinoin Formula does it all–

fights stubborn breakouts, smooths fine lines, and clears hyperpigmentation.

These active ingredients work by clearing pores and increasing skin cell turnover to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and rough skin caused by sun damage. Tretinoin also stimulates new collagen production to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Hydrocortisone:  topical is used to treat redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Hydrocortisone is in a class of medication called corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching

Hydroquinone is a topical skin-bleaching agent used in the cosmetic treatment of hyperpigmented skin conditions. The effect of skin lightening caused by hydroquinone is reversible when exposed to sunlight and therefore requires regular use until desired results are achieved. Various preparations are available including creams, emulsions, gels, lotions and solutions. It is available over the counter in a 2% cream and can be prescribed in higher concentrations

Mechanism: Hydroquinone produces reversible lightening of the skin by interfering with melanin production by the melanocytes. Specifically, inhibition of the enzymatic conversion of tyrosine to DOPA (dihydroxyphenylalanine) results in the desired chemical reduction of pigment. Ultimately, this causes a decrease in the number of melanocytes and decreased transfer of melanin leading to lighter skin.

Uses: Popularized by its usage as a photo-developer, hydroquinone can be used in any condition causing hyperpigmentation. Common conditions include melasma, freckles, lentigines, age spots and acne scars. Skin sensitivity to hydroquinone may be determined before treatment by applying a small amount of cream to the hyperpigmented area and noting any redness or itching. If no reaction occurs, initiate treatment. As a general rule, always ensure the area is clean and dry then apply a thin film to the lesion and rub it into the skin well. Hands should be washed after the application to avoid unwanted lightening of the fingers.

To maintain the desired affect, hydroquinone should be used concurrently with a strong sunscreen. Many preparations are available as a combination product. Lightening of the skin should be noticed within 4 weeks of initiation, if no change is seen in 3 months, contact your physcian for further recommendations.

Side Effects: The irritation side effects from topical retinoids occur mainly from prolonged, high dose use. Side effects occur in a dose and concentration dependent fashion, with higher doses and concentrations contributing to the negative effects of these medications. These include:

  • Excessive dryness of the skin
  • Skin redness
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Pruritus (Itching)

The following occur in <10% of patients and are rare:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Photosensitivity to UV light
  • Initial acne flare-up
  • Eczema flare-up
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Blistering and stinging

Topical tretinoin does not appear to cause any birth defects due to its rapid metabolism by the skin; however, few reports of fetal defects have been reported. Topical tretinoin can be used for acne in pregnant patients if the benefit to the mother out weights the risk to the fetus. It should never be used during pregnancy to treat fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or skin roughness.

Side Effects: The irritation side effects from topical retinoids occur mainly from prolonged, high dose use. Side effects occur in a dose and concentration dependent fashion, with higher doses and concentrations contributing to the negative effects of these medications. These include:

  • Excessive dryness of the skin
  • Skin redness
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Pruritus (Itching)

The following occur in <10% of patients and are rare:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Photosensitivity to UV light
  • Initial acne flare-up
  • Eczema flare-up
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Blistering and stinging

Topical tretinoin does not appear to cause any birth defects due to its rapid metabolism by the skin; however, few reports of fetal defects have been reported. Topical tretinoin can be used for acne in pregnant patients if the benefit to the mother out weights the risk to the fetus. It should never be used during pregnancy to treat fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or skin roughness.

Side Effects: The irritation side effects from topical retinoids occur mainly from prolonged, high dose use. Side effects occur in a dose and concentration dependent fashion, with higher doses and concentrations contributing to the negative effects of these medications. These include:

  • Excessive dryness of the skin
  • Skin redness
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Pruritus (Itching)

The following occur in <10% of patients and are rare:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Photosensitivity to UV light
  • Initial acne flare-up
  • Eczema flare-up
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Blistering and stinging

Topical tretinoin does not appear to cause any birth defects due to its rapid metabolism by the skin; however, few reports of fetal defects have been reported. Topical tretinoin can be used for acne in pregnant patients if the benefit to the mother out weights the risk to the fetus. It should never be used during pregnancy to treat fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or skin roughness.