Anyone who has researched the best treatments for skin aging will no doubt have come across Tretinoin, a synthetic retinoid derived from Vitamin A that has been seen in clinical trials to help reverse the signs of aging in the skin. It belongs to the retinoid group of medications.
Our RetinPro™ skin cream (which is also known as “tre” or “retirides cream”), contains tretinoin in a concentration of 0.05% and works to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improving elasticity.
What is Tretinoin?
As above, Tretinoin, or as it is otherwise known, “tre”, is a synthetic retinoid acid. It is the one that has been most extensively researched in terms of reversing the effects of photoaging on the skin (changes caused by chronic UVA and UVB exposure to the sun).
It has been used for a number of health conditions including acne and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL); the concentration of Tre in skin creams for antiaging is much lower than when used for these conditions.
How does Retirides Cream work?
Retirides cream is a topical product that should be applied and massaged into the areas of the skin that show signs of aging – this may be the hands, the face, neck, arms, or other areas. By applying this product directly to the skin, the Tretinoin active ingredient is absorbed. Once it has been absorbed into the skin tissues, it works to reverse structural changes within the skin.
Delving deeper into the science, what happens once the tretinoin has been absorbed into the skin is that it encourages dead skin cells out of the pores. These dead cells can cause dryness and excess roughness. It also reduces the levels of oil in the skin, which can lead to acne or spots if too high. Tretinoin also helps to increase glycosaminoglycan levels, an essential molecule which helps with skin firmness, elasticity, and hydration.
Reduced signs of skin aging
Once the condition of the skin and skin cells have started to improve, users of retirides cream should see the following improvements:
- A reduction of fine lines
- Dark spots should disappear or reduce in quantity and size
- Skin should feel smoother and tighter
Tretinoin can have some short-term side effects upon initial use, including mild redness, dryness, peeling and potentially itchiness. As your skin adjusts, these side effects should lessen – please consult your medical provider if the symptoms continue.