WHAT IS RETINO AC TRETINOIN & CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE GEL
Retino AC Gel is made by Johnson&Johnson company and contains two powerful ingredients – anti-inflammatory Clindamycin Phosphate 0.1% and retinoid Tretinoin 0.025%. This ingredient combination prescribed for the treatment of severe nodular acne, pimples in adults and children who are at least 12 years or above in age. This solution is also used for anti-aging purposes as an anti wrinkle remedy. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which fights bacteria in the body whereas Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A retinoid component which reduces the amount of oil produced by the oil glands in the skin and helping it renew itself quickly.
RETINO AC TRETINOIN & CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE GEL INGREDIENTS
Tretinoin 0.025% is a component that is flawlessly used for the acne treatment purposes. Tretinoin helps to treat the acne symptoms and lessen the acne marks. Tretinoin is a very active exfoliator that accelerates the skin cycle. The retinoic acid (Tretinoin) improves the pigmentation by speeding up the elimination of melanin in the dermis. It also increase collagen levels in the skin cells and improve fine wrinkles. It does not, however, have an effect on deep converges formed on the skin and ice pick scars. Tretinoin salt also all improves the overall quality of skin.
Clindamycin 0.1% is a very effective antibacterial agent that works nicely to destroy the bacterial growth that causes acne. Clindamycin gel is a topical lincomycin safe antibiotic, it inhibits the synthesis of essential bacterial proteins thereby stopping bacterial growth. Pure Clindamycin working by killing sensitive bacteria that cause different stages of acne and reducing the amount of free sebo fatty acids that irritate the skin surface. Clindamycin antibiotic stopping bacteria that can contribute to acne from multiplying, helps to unplug blocked pores. Common side effects may appear – burning sensation, application site irritation, dry skin, itching, application site skin redness.
HOW TO USE RETINO AC TRETINOIN & CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE GEL
Do not use this cream in cases you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in this cream, are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your dermatologist if you have other health conditions. Retino AC comes in topical liquid gel form. Apply small amount of the topical product as per the dermatologist’s advice. While using Clindamycin and Tretinoin, avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). If you do require to go out and get exposed to sunlight, protect your skin by wearing proper protective clothing and putting on a good sunscreen. Use SPF. Your skin may also become sensitive to weather conditions such as cold, wind, or dryness. You must protect your skin with proper clothing and products like moisturizing cream or lotion as needed. Apply cream as follows:
- Wash your hands and the skin area affected using a mild soap and water
- Pat dry your skin with a cotton cloth
- Wait for 15-30 minutes before applying this medicine
- Use clean fingertips, a cotton swab to apply the medication( a pea sized)
- Apply only the enough amount of medicine to cover the area lightly
- Apply it religiously before bedtime, so as the acne scars heal faster. Proper care of the infected area is necessary.
- Time to time application of the Gel will prove beneficial and will speed up the healing procedure.
- Use this medicine as long as the dermatologist tells you to take. Use the cream exactly as directed. Never use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed.
FAQ: RETINO AC TRETINOIN & CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE GEL
Q. Can I use clindamycin with a penicillin allergy?
A. Clindamycin is considered safe for use with a penicillin allergy persons
Q. Does clindamycin treat acne scars?
A. Clindamycin can prevent the formation of new scars by preventing formation of new acne, but will not be useful for the scars already formed
Q. Is tretinoin topical a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
A. Tretinoin topical is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of salts called as ‘retinoids’. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
Q.Is tretinoin cream safe?
A. Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years
Q.Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/lighten skin/thin the skin/work on wrinkles/fade dark spots/clog pores/cause breakouts?
A. Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the users. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts and helps the skin in healing it. Used widely as an anti wrinkle therapy for aging skin.