Is Tretinoin 0.5 Effective?

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Tretinoin is a prescription facial cream that is sold in a formula that contains 0.05 per cent of the active ingredient tretinoin. This drug is prescribed by doctors to effectively treat a variety of skin conditions of the face.

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Fine Wrinkles

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, physicians may prescribe Tretinoin cream to reduce fine wrinkles.

Mottled Hyperpigmentation

Patients with an uneven skin pigmentation known as mottled pigmentation may use Tretinoin to effectively minimise the mottled skin appearance.

Rough Facial Skin

Tretinoin may be used to smooth facial skin that has a rough appearance.

Unknown Effectiveness

Tretinoin has an unknown effectiveness in treating skin neoplasms and actinic keratoses.

Side Effects

Users of Tretinoin may notice a stinging or warm feeling on the face after applying the medication. Patients may develop itching, peeling or redness on their face while using this medication.


Tretinoin cream may make a patient’s skin more sensitive to sunlight. Users of this drug should stay out of the sun as much as possible and they should not use sunlamps.

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