GLOW Medical Aesthetics & Weight Loss Mediclinic


The Gold Standard in Skincare

Tretinoin also known as Retin-A is considered the most effective, proven topical treatment available for your skin. It’s known by medical professionals as the gold standard in skin care. Tretinoin is a retinoid which is a topical form of Vitamin A.

Tretinoin (Retin-A) works by unclogging pores and speeding cellular turnover while increasing the production of collagen and elastin. Tretinoin blocks the effects of the sun that break down collagen. Therefore, it boosts and creates new collagen production. Because Tretinoin has antioxidant effects, it works at the cellular level to provide preventative and corrective benefits—the things we all want more of, especially as we age! Unfortunately, that aging process starts in our 20s.
Tretinoin is extremely effective. Nothing works more effectively to treat fine lines, wrinkles, texture, pigmentation, aging, pigmentation, acne, and decrease pore size. Tretinoin normalizes how the skin sloughs away dead skin cells. It rapidly increases cellular turnover, eliminating old, bad cells and producing new, plump, healthy cells.

Your skin may need an “adjustment period” as it adapts to Tretinoin. Minor dryness or redness of the skin may initially occur. For this reason, the use of hydration is recommended. After the adjustment period, irritations will permanently disappear. Tretinoin is available in different strengths; the appropriate strength must be prescribed in order to achieve optimal results. Also, directions must be followed, and Tretinoin needs to be applied on a consistent basis.

While the term “Retin-A” is often used generically, it’s actually a trademarked brand-name for Tretinoin. Tretinoin is THE MOST effective skin care product, period. At GLOW, we prescribe and dispense Tretinoin in different strengths (.01%, .025%, .05%, and .1%).

Consumers can be fooled into buying non-prescriptive products that don’t measure up to the advertised claims. Tretinoin is a Retinoid. This is very different than over-the-counter Retinol. Retinol is found in many over-the-counter products that don’t require a prescription. However, retinols are much weaker than prescription-grade retinoids. Over-the-counter retinol is not considered to be effective.

How to use Tretinoin: Each evening, thoroughly wash your face (Skinceuticals LHA Cleansing Gel or Purifying Cleanser).

  1. Use at night. Again, since light renders this product less-effective and can cause skin sensitivity, use Tretinoin only at night. A thin film is sufficient. Use of nightly antioxidants, and daily UVA/UVB sunscreen protection are imperative for beautiful, healthy results.
  2. Start slowly. Ease into Tretinoin by using the lowest strength formula and follow your skin care professional’s recommendations for frequency of use.
  3. Apply to a clean, dry face. It’s best not to apply Tretinoin immediately after washing since water can cause irritation. Wait at least 20-30 minutes.
  4. Don’t be afraid of using it on the upper and lower eyelids; use care not to get into eyes. This powerhouse product is also safe to use on the neck, chest, hands and body. But do keep it away from your mouth and nostrils—since moisture can cause irritation.
  5. Go easy with your exfoliants. You won’t need vigorous scrubbing or strong exfoliant products since cellular turnover is already taking place.
  6. Don’t stop at the first sign of peeling or breakouts. Redness, peeling and a surge of break-outs are common at first. Stay the course as recommended.
  7. When using Tretinoin, facial waxing may cause irritation. Tweezers are recommended, at least while your skin becomes accustomed to Tretinoin.
  8. Use an SPF. Since Tretinoin promotes faster cellular turnover, your skin may become more sensitive to the sun.

There’s a reason Tretinoin is so popular: IT WORKS! It’s never too late to start using Tretinoin. Begin tonight by eliminating old, bad cells, while producing new, plump, healthy cells!

Prescribed and dispensed at GLOW. No office visit fee, no extra stop at a pharmacy!

This report is for your information only, and is not considered individual patient advice. Because of the changing nature of drug information, please consult your nurse practitioner about specific clinical use.