The treatment with acid retinóico can help eliminate stretch marks because it increases the production and improves the quality of the collagen, which stimulates the skin firmness and the reduction of the width and length of stretch marks. This acid is also known as Tretinoin, a compound derived from vitamin A which is very used for skin treatments, such as stain removal and rejuvenation.
Its use is available in various concentrations in the form of creams or gels of 0.01% to 0.1% or to carry out chemical peels at higher concentrations of 1% and 5%, indicated with the guidance of the dermatologist according to the needs of each person.
In addition to treating stretch marks, the acid retinóico acts to promote the removal of dead skin cells, diminishing blemishes and wrinkles, improve the appearance of the skin. Learn more about the other benefits of the acid retinóico and how to use.
Where to purchase
The acid retinóico is bought in the pharmacies or common compounding pharmacies with a prescription, and the price varies according to the brand of the product, the location, concentration and quantity, and can be found from about 25,00 to 100,00 reais, the unit of the product.
The higher concentrations of 1 to 5%, for performing the chemical peel, are very potent and are found in aesthetic clinics, and should be applied by a qualified professional to avoid complications in the skin.
How it works
The acid retinóico is a good way to treat stretch marks, since:
- Increases production of collagen;
- Stimulates the filling of the layers of the skin;
- Increases firmness of the skin;
- Improves vascularization and circulation of the skin.
The effects are achieved more easily in the red streaks, which are more initial, although you’ll also be able to get good results in the treatment of stretch marks white.
How to use
The acid retinóico in the form of cream should be used by applying a thin thin layer of cream or gel, as a face clean and dry, massaging gently.
Already the chemical peel acid retinóico should be carried out in beauty clinics or in the office of the dermatologist, since it is a treatment that leads to exfoliation of the most superficial layer of the skin. Learn what are the advantages of chemical peeling and how it is done.
The time of treatment and the frequency of applications varies according to the size of the grooves and of the thickness, and should be guided by a qualified professional. In addition to the acid retinóico, there are other treatments that can be combined to obtain a better effect, and include carboxitherapy, laser CO2, intradermoterapia or microagulhamento, for example. Learn what are the best treatments for stretch marks.
In addition, during the treatment with any acid, it is recommended not to expose yourself to the sun and use a cream-based moisturizer vitamin C to help in healing of the skin.