A-Ret Gel containing the active ingredient Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. It works by unblocking the pores to allow the skin’s natural oil-producing glands to function properly and decrease the formation of blackheads and spots. A-Ret Gel also loosens the cells on the surface of the skin to promote turnover of the skin cells and aid the natural exfoliation of the outer layers of the skin. A-Ret Gel can be used in the treatment of acne but cannot be used to cure the condition. Some patients may also use the medication to improve the appearance of the skin and minimize fine wrinkles.
A-Ret Gel is usually applied topically once per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy. Prior to applying A-Ret Gel, wash your hands and affected area with mild soap and allow to air dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Apply a small dose with the fingertips to the affected area and massage it in gently to cover the entire affected area. Your acne may become worst at the beginning of your treatment as it is working on pimples forming inside the skin. A-Ret Gel may take up to 8 to 12 weeks to notice the results from the treatment.
Patients using A-Ret Gel may encounter unwanted side effects such as: warmth or stinging at the application site, lightening or darkening of the skin, dry skin, worsening of acne, blistering, crusting or scaling of the skin, eye irritation, oedema.
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.