Retin-A-The Best Skincare To Tackle Wrinkles?
Aging is a natural part of life, but there are various treatments offered to reduce or slow the signs of aging in your skin. Introduced as a popular acne treatment in the early 1980s, Dr. Albert Kligman saw that the patients he was treating with tretinoin were showing a positive side effect of having smoother firmer skin. After massive studies, the FDA approved the use of tretinoin to fight wrinkles.
Retin-A was developed in 1997 as one of the first publicly released prescription strength treatments for wrinkles containing tretinoin. The dermatology department chairman from University of Michigan has reported that this is one of the only drugs that work on the molecular level for results.
If you are worried about your skin, especially your facial area wrinkling and sagging or you are suffering from adult acne, then Retin A may be the product for you. Since it is only available with a prescription you will need to consult your dermatologist or doctor and explain why you think the use of Retin A would be a benefit you.
Our skin drying out, thinning and becoming less elastic as we age causes wrinkles. The loss of elastic tightness is from a reduction of collagen, which cells produce less often in your skin the older you get. Retin A works by thickening your under layer of skin, increasing cell production by triggering your skins cells retinoid receptors which leads to stimulation of the cells that create collagen. Additionally, Retin A slows down matrix matalloproteinases enzymes that break down your skins elastin.
How to apply it
Available in three different forms: gel, cream or topical solution, Retin A is often prescribed to patients in a strength varying from 0.05 percent to 0.1 percent to use once a day before they go to bed. Before use, you have to wash with a mild cleanser applied with your fingers so that you avoid irritating your skin with a washcloth. After your face is completely dry, about 20 minutes, the Retin A is applied in small amounts.
There are a few side effects that Retin A can cause, the most common being skin irritation or flaking when first starting the treatments, this can be reduced with a good moisturizer and using an small amount of Retin A every few days to start then slowly working up to everyday usage. Sun sensitivity is often a common side effect that can easily be treated with daily high protection level sunscreen. The use of Retin A means that many people considering cosmetic surgery treatment may now try this instead and say good bye to wrinkles.
Rich is a freelance writer and writes about a range of topics including health, beauty, skincare and many other topics.