Is there a difference between Generic Retin A and Tretinoin?
Tretinoin is the active component present in Generic Retin A. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called as Retinoids. It is used for treating skin pimples and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Generic Retin A is available in the form of a cream and is to be used only on the skin. While the active component Tretinoin is to be taken orally in case of leukemia.
What does Generic Retin A do to the skin?
This medication helps in reducing the number and severity of acne pimples by clearing pores in the skin and prevent pimples from growing as they normally would.
How long does it take for Generic Retin A to work?
As per most of the studies, this medication can take about three months to produce an obvious reduction in pimples and improvement in the quality of the skin.
Should I use Generic Retin A every night?
Physicians usually advise applying only a small amount (pea-size) of the cream to the affected area. They recommend to apply the cream once every three nights or once a week if you experience skin irritation for a few weeks, followed by every other night, finally every night if the skin can tolerate it.
Does Generic Retin A lighten skin?
This drug product of Tretinoin is used to treat acne. Other brands of Tretinoin can help in akin lightening, reduction of wrinkles, etc.