Tretinoin is a natural vitamin that belongs to the family of vitamins called the Cretinous. This synthetic vitamin drug has gained popularity for its ability to reduce pigmentation, hyperpigmentation, or age spots and in particular it is effective in removing hyper pigmentation in your skin where dark patches are formed due to sun burns or skin trauma. This treatment can be used for eliminating freckles, age spots or other skin discolorations and can also improve your skin texture and appearance. While undergoing a treatment at any clinic or resort, you can consult your doctor about the possibility of you being treated with tretinoin.
Can you use tretinoin while having laser hair removal? The answer to this question depends on the individual condition and nature of the treatments being undertaken. Tretinoin is not suitable for all patients. Before a patient starts using this medication, it is imperative to have a consultation with the dermatologist who might suggest other alternate medicines that might suit your skin type. It is always advisable to use tretinoin under the guidance of a trained and qualified physician, as tretinoin may cause side effects like acne, pigmentation, or changes in skin texture in the short term. However, after a few months of using this medication, most patients notice an improvement in their skin texture and appearance and hence can safely use tretinoin during a laser treatment.
Tretinoin is generally administered orally in the form of a pill. It may cause side effects like nausea, diarrhea, or stomach cramps, but these will subside after several days of the initial intake. Patients using this medication for hair removal are advised to stay away from other medications that might interfere with the effectiveness of this medication like birth control pills and antibiotics. This medication can also be used along with some of the other FDA approved medications that are meant to be used in conjunction with laser treatments. Tretinoin can also be used together with a low-level laser therapy, however, do not expect to see significant results with this treatment because it is not able to treat follicles below the hair follicle level.