Obagi Tretinoin Cream 20g (Prescription Only)
Obagi Tretinoin cream is an active form of vitamin A. It is one of the most powerful and effective topical treatments in skincare. Tretinoin is used for the treatment of acne, hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing. It is a prescription topical and is available in 3 strengths of Tretinoin 0.025, 0.05, and 0.1 cream.
Tretinoin is a retinoid that stimulates cell division. It improves the skin by removing old and damaged cells. Hence, new ones can present themselves. It also stimulates collagen and blood vessel formation. As such, Tretinoin cream is effective in treating the following skin conditions:
- Acne vulgaris and acne scarring
- Hyperpigmentation (pigmented patches)
- Wrinkles and sun damage
How to access Tretinoin cream online
Please note that Tretinoin cream is a prescription-only product. You will need to book a virtual consultation with one of our doctors first. They will ensure that it is safe and effective for you. Following that, they will then decide which is the correct strength and frequency for you.
Most people start on Tretinoin 0.05 cream every 2-3 nights. They then work up to a higher frequency and/or strength. However, if you have more sensitive skin we might start you on a lower frequency and/or lower strength Tretinoin 0.025 cream. On the other hand, if your skin is used to active products, your may decide to start you on Tretinoin 0.1 cream. Ultimately, this treatment will be personalised to your skin and goals.
Following your virtual consultation, your doctor, will also create a skincare routine for you. They will then send the Tretinoin directly to you. We will monitor your progress virtually.
Our expert doctor will design a bespoke Obagi Skincare program for you to follow. The cost of the consultation will be deducted from any skincare purchase.
Retinoids are a family of Vitamin A and its derivatives. They can treat acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and correct hyperpigmentation. Retinoids increase cell turnover, boost production of collagen and stimulate the production of new blood vessels. Retinoic acid is already in its active form and so works significantly faster than retinol and other retinoids. It is available as a topical cream or gel by prescription only. Topical retinoic acid is also known as Retin-A or Tretinoin. Basically, Tretinoin is the generic name for this product and is the same as Retin-A. The latter is just a brand name for Retinoic acid.
Tretinoin cream is often used in the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. It is a prescription only treatment that can also improve skin texture, scarring hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.
How to use Tretinoin
This is a prescription treatment and you must use it as directed by your doctor. After your consultation, your doctor will design a treatment plan just for you. This will include the strength of Tretinoin to start with. It will also tell you how often to use it and when you can increase the frequency and/or concentration.
In addition to the personalised instructions, there are some general cautions to observe when using Tretinoin. Firstly, do not apply this medicine to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds. Secondly, do not use this medicine in or around the eyes or lips. Nor should you use it inside of the mouth or nose.
We will advise you where in you skincare routine you should use Tretinoin. In general, we advise washing your skin with a cleanser and warm water. Then gently pat dry and make sure your skin is completely dry before applying Tretinoin cream. We normally suggest using a pea-sized amount and spreading it to cover your face. As Tretinoin can cause skin dryness, we normally recommend following up with a moisturiser. In addition, we also advise all patients to wear sun protection during the day.
If you are aware of any allergies to Tretinoin or similar products please let your doctor know. You must not use this product if you have or develop an allergy to any of the ingredients. Furthermore, the safety and efficacy of Tretinoin are not established in patients younger than 12 years of age. Nor is it recommended for use by pregnant or breast feeding women. In addition, please let your doctor know if you suffer from eczema, fish allergy or have any sores, burns or wounds.
Side effects of Tretinoin
People with sensitive skin might become excessively red, swollen, blistered, or crusted. If any of these occur, we would either stop the treatment or adjust it to a level or frequency that you can tolerate.