0.05% strength of retinol cram is the best for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, while the strongest concentration, which is 0.1% retin A is best for acne vulgaris treatment and blackheads removal. You can do a patch test as follows: Put a small amount of the skincare/cosmetic product on the back of your forearm.
Thereof, is 0.01 tretinoin effective?
Tretinoin emollient cream 0.01% is a potentially safe, effective treatment for photodamaged skin.
People also ask, how much Tretinoin should I take for wrinkles?
It comes in different forms, so you should talk to your dermatologist to decide which strength is best for you to maximize efficacy while minimizing side effects. The lowest dose of tretinoin is 0.01%, and 0.1% is the highest, with concentrations in between.
Is it OK to mix tretinoin with moisturizer?
Yes. It’s perfectly safe to use a moisturizer with tretinoin. … Because tretinoin can already make you skin dry and flaky on its own (especially during the first few weeks of use), it’s important to check the ingredients list before you use any moisturizer and avoid products that contain alcohols.
- Moisturizer use when using Tretinoin is a must.
- You may start out with applying moisturizer underneath and on top of your Tretinoin to help reduce initial irritation — “the sandwich method”.
Tretinoin is retinoic acid. Because you don’t have to wait for the skin to convert it (to retinoic acid), Retin-A works faster and is more powerful than retinol products. You may see improvement in six to eight weeks.
If you‘re using topical tretinoin to reduce fine wrinkles, discoloration, age spots, and/or rough feeling skin, it can take 3–4 months or up to six months before you see results. If you stop using the medication or are inconsistent with your treatment, any improvements you see may disappear over time (NIH, 2019).
Retin- A (Tretinoin)
Retin-A is referenced as being 100 times stronger than retinol. It also has a more immediate effect because it is formulated as retinoic acid; unlike retinols, no conversion by the body is required.