When retinol first burst onto the beauty scene, it was something of a Marmite – some loved it for its effectiveness and were happy to endure the infamous ‘retinol uglies’, while others were left cursing the dry, itchy complexion it caused. But retinol’s big sister tretinoin is the real deal, and can be a game changer for those with acne and fine lines and wrinkles.
Tretinoin is a topical treatment that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reduce hyperpigmentation such as sunspots and discolouration caused by injury or birth control pills. It can also improve the appearance of acne scars and promote new skin growth. Tretinoin works by increasing cell turnover and encouraging the production of new collagen, which can result in a more even skin tone and smoother texture.
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, wrinkles, and psoriasis. It can speed up the process of cell turnover, helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It can also stimulate the production of new collagen and encourage the formation of new blood vessels, which can lead to smoother-looking skin. It can also decrease the amount of oil produced by the skin, which can help prevent breakouts.
In addition, Retinol can reduce the amount of inflammatory cells in the skin, which can help prevent redness and itchiness. It can also promote the formation of new collagen and elastin, which can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. It can also encourage the production of new blood vessels, which can help minimise the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
Retinoids are a class of skincare treatments that can be found in both over-the-counter and prescription-only products. They’re derived from Vitamin A and can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Retinoic acid is the active ingredient in tretinoin, and is able to penetrate the upper layers of the skin more effectively than Vitamin A can.
Depending on your skin type, your doctor will design a specific treatment plan for you that will include which strength of tretinoin to start with and how often to apply it. They may recommend that you use a gel formulation (Retin-A Micro), as this can cause less irritation than creams.
Once you’ve started to see a difference, your doctor may advise that you increase the frequency of application or the concentration of tretinoin. You should always follow your doctor’s instructions, and remember that it can take weeks or months of continuous treatment to see results.
You can buy tretinoin gel uk online at UK Meds. Our online consultation process asks you all of the same questions that would be asked by a doctor or dermatologist to ensure that this medication is safe for you to use. Once we have received your consultation, we will contact you to arrange delivery of your medication.