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Tretinoin Acne Scars

16 October 2009 No Comment

tretinoin-scarsScars on the skin can often form as a result of surgery, acne, burns and other types of injuries. The scar tissue is often fibrous and tough and it will replace the normal skin, during the healing process.

Many people do not like the look of scars on the skin and often try to use different treatments to get rid of them. One of the most popular scar treatments is Tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova). It has been shown that Tretinoin has the ability to improve the appearance of scars on the skin.

Acne Scars

Generally when some people get acne, sometimes it gets infected. Once this occurs, the infection will spread deeper into the skin, where it is able to damage the dermal layer and collagen. When the inflammation increases, the skin tissue will be killed as the acne is treated. The end result is scars on the skin.

Tretinoin Acne Scar Treatment

Generally tretinoin is an effective acne scar treatment. If the scar is not deep, then it can be removed quite easily. Tretinoin works by peeling the upper layer of the skin. Constantly applying the cream will cause the scar to be less prominent. It should be noted that Tretinoin will also remove dead skin cells as well as wrinkles and spots.

There was a study conducted that looked at the use of Tretinoin for the treatment of acne scars. 28 people who had scars where treated with tretinoin 0.05% cream twice weekly for three months. The scars of those individuals showed great improvement over time.

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