WHAT IS A RET-HC HYDROQUINONE 2%, TRETINOIN 0.05%, HYDROCORTISONE 1% CREAM
A Ret-HC cream from reputable Menarini Pharma is a triple combination type of medical-grade ingredients containing hydroquinone, tretinoin, and hydrocortisone acetate. The cream can be used for the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions. A Ret-HC cream is used to treat skin darkening conditions such as freckles, melasma, hyperpigmentations, age spots, and even scars caused by acne.
Hydroquinone 2% – bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of the skin. It interferes with the synthesis of melanin and hampers important processes within cells that produce melanin (melanocytes). The bleaching effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with sun exposure. So it should be used within a total sun avoidance program.
Tretinoin 0.05% – topical vitamin A derivative, exfoliant, skin oil sebum glands inhibitor, works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.
Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% – is a topical anti-inflammatory agent. It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.
HOW A RET-HC CREAM IS USED, PRECAUTIONS
A Ret-HC cream with hydroquinone 2 percent, tretinoin 0.05 percent, and hydrocortisone acetate 1 percent should be applied topically to the affected area once daily in the evening or as otherwise directed by a dermatologist. Contact your dermatologist for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on condition and skin response. Prior to applying this medicated cream, wash and dry your hands and the affected area with water. Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin until it disappears.
A Ret-HC cream users may encounter unwanted side effects such as dry skin, erythema, stinging, irritation, itching or burning at the application site, hypersensitivity to light, hair thinning. Seek medical advice immediately if side effects persist or worsen. Only apply for the treatment of acne scars and for skin depigmenting. Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
A Ret-HC cream with hydroquinone 2%, tretinoin 0.05%, and hydrocortisone acetate 1% is not always suitable for all users. Always consult your dermatologist prior to using this cream if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication, using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems. The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your healthcare provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.
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