Retino A Micro 0.04% Gel is a medicine which is a form of Vitamin A that is used to treat acne, to smooth rough facial skin and to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles in the skin. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells. Acne appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest or back.
Retino A Micro 0.04% Gel reduces excessive oil production of the skin. Ideally, a pinpoint application at night time is recommended for a duration as prescribed by the doctor. The amount you need, and how long you take it will depend on what you are being treated for. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of gel or cream usually once a day at bedtime. Follow your doctor’s instructions. You should not apply it to damaged or broken skin and avoid contact with your mouth, eyes and nose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep using it regularly to get the most benefit. If you notice no improvement after a few weeks, see your doctor again. Using more medicine or applying it more often than prescribed will not make it work any faster and may increase side effects.
The most common side effects include irritation, dryness and redness of the skin. They are not usually serious and often disappear after getting used to the cream but, if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. You may need to apply smaller amounts or use it less often. Serious side effects are rare.
This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit exposure to the sun if possible. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of the mouth, lips and eyes. It may make your skin more fragile. It is advised, not to have any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. This medicine may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.