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Anti Wrinkle Treatment

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin as a normal process of getting older. Susceptible areas of the skin include the face, neck, back of the hands and the top of the forearms. As we age, the skin's inner layer 'dermis', begins to thin and the skin's cells divide more slowly, which starts to affect the elasticity and structure. The skin makes less oil, becomes slower to heal and loses its ability to hold on to moisture and as a result, fine wrinkles start to appear on our skin.


Getting too much sun also affects our skin and leads to premature skin wrinkling and increased pigmentation. Other factors contributing to wrinkles include genetics, facial muscle contractions, environmental exposure to heat, wind and dust, and smoking.


If wrinkles are a cause of concern or distress for you, we are pleased to say that there are options available to help eliminate or at least diminish the appearance of wrinkles on your skin. Anti-wrinkle treatments include creams, gels, facial fillers, botox, laser resurfacing and chemical peel among many others. A lot of people are understandably reluctant and worried when it comes to having expensive surgical procedures. There have been many stories in the media in recent years about celebrities having botched procedures and admitting they regret ever having the work done. Therefore, a topical solution may have benefited them.


At Medical Specialists® Pharmacy we are committed to offering treatments to improve the quality of your skin and help you regain your confidence. We have effective and clinically proven treatments for anti-ageing, scarring and wrinkles, which you can buy after completing an online consultation with one our Prescribers.

Wrinkle Treatments

Retin-a

Retin-A Gel

Retin-A Gel contained the active ingredient Tretinoin 0.025%. This is a form of Vitamin A. Tretinoin can help to treat coarse wrinkling, [1] has anti-aging benefits, [2] may help treat sun damaged skin, [3] as well as being beneficial in the treatment of scarring. [4] Although Retin-A Gel has been discontinued by the manufacturer, there are other available treatments from Medical Specialists® Pharmacy that contain Tretinoin 0.025%; Treclin Gel and Aknemycin Plus.

 

Discontinued


treclin gel

Treclin Gel

Treclin Gel contains the active ingredients Clindamycin 1% + Tretinoin 0.025%. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that limits the growth of bacteria associated with acne and the inflammation caused by these bacteria. Tretinoin is the active ingredient that was present in Retin-A Gel, and works at normalising the growth of superficial skin cells, plus boosting the shedding of the cells that clog the hair follicles in areas with acne. Tretinoin can help to treat coarse wrinkling, [1] has anti-aging benefits, [2] may help treat sun damaged skin, [3] as well as being beneficial in the treatment of scarring. [4]

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Differin Cream

Aknemycin Plus

Aknemycin Plus contains the active ingredients Erythromycin 4.0% + Tretinoin 0.025%. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that limits the growth of bacteria associated with acne and the inflammation caused by these bacteria. Tretinoin is the active ingredient that was present in Retin-A Gel, and works at normalising the growth of superficial skin cells, plus boosting the shedding of the cells that clog the hair follicles in areas with acne. Tretinoin can help to treat coarse wrinkling, [1] has anti-aging benefits, [2] may help treat sun damaged skin, [3] as well as being beneficial in the treatment of scarring. [4]

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Differin Cream or Gel?

Generally, you probably won’t know which formulation is most ideal for your skin until you try them out. If you find that the Differin Gel causes drying or irritation, then it is advisable to change to the Differin Cream. If the cream causes clogged pores, then the gel version may be ideal. However, if Differin Cream gives you clogged pores but the gel makes your skin too dry, a moisturiser could be a great way to buffer its effects.

Differin Cream

Differin Cream

Differin Cream contains the active ingredient Adapalene 0.1%. This is a form of Vitamin A used in acne treatment, working in a similar way to Retin-A. Adapalene is as an anti-inflammatory, reducing soreness and irritation. Differin Cream also helps unblock pores and reduces the formation of blackheads and spots, and is therefore a very effective treatment for acne. Its active ingredient, Adapalene, also increases the turnover of the skin cells and has been shown to be an effective anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing treatment, in addition to being able to help general skin tone. [5]

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Differin Gel

Differin Gel

Differin Gel contains the active ingredient Adapalene 0.1%. This is a form of Vitamin A used in acne treatment, working in a similar way to Retin-A. Adapalene is as an anti-inflammatory, reducing soreness and irritation. Differin Gel also helps unblock pores and reduces the formation of blackheads and spots, and is therefore a very effective treatment for acne. Its active ingredient, Adapalene, also increases the turnover of the skin cells and has been shown to be an effective anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing treatment, in addition to being able to help general skin tone. [5]

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Epiduo

Epiduo Gel

Epiduo Gel contains the active ingredients Adapalene 0.1% + Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%. It is an effective and lasting acne treatment available in the form of a once-daily gel. Adapalene is a form of Vitamin A used in acne treatment, working in a similar way to Retin-A. Benzoyl Peroxide has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and has long been a popular choice for acne treatment as it is safe to use in conjunction with products containing Salicylic Acid. This is great for those looking to get rid of their spots as it means they can combine treatments safely and effectively. Epiduo Gel is ideal for treating mild to moderate acne, blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed pimples. The active ingredient Adapalene, also increases the turnover of the skin cells and has been shown to be an effective anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing treatment, in addition to being able to help general skin tone. [5]

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Isotrex

Isotrex

Isotrex Gel contained the active ingredient Isotretinoin 0.05%. It was used topically as a gel to treat mild to moderate acne. It also helped to improve wrinkles or be used to prepare for skin laser treatment or as an aftercare treatment. Its main ingredient is Isotretinoin, which is a form of Vitamin A. Isotrex Gel was found to have anti-ageing benefits. [6] Although Isotrex Gel has been discontinued by the manufacturer, Differin Cream, Differin Gel and Epiduo Gel all have a form of Vitamin A in one of their active ingredients.

Discontinued


References:

1. Ting W. (2010) "Tretinoin for the treatment of photodamaged skin." Cutis. 86(1):47-52.PMID 21049767

2.Darlenski R. et al (2010) " Topical retinoids in the management of photodamaged skin: from theory to evidence-based practical approach." Br J Dermatol.163(6) PMID 20633013

3 .Lee JY. et al (2010) "Loss of elastic fibers causes skin wrinkles in sun-damaged human skin. " J Dermatol Sci. ;50(2):99-107.PMID 18201872

4. Khunger N. et al (2011) "Evaluation of CROSS technique with 100% TCA in the management of ice pick acne scars in darker skin types." J Cosmet Dermatol. 10(1):51-7. PMID 21332915

5. Herane MI. et al (2012) "Clinical efficacy of adapalene (differin®) 0.3% gel in Chilean women with cutaneous photoaging. " J Dermatolog Treat. 57-64. PMID 22007702

6. Kalil CL. 2008 Jan-Feb;7(1):10-4. Dermatology Department, Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil." PMID 18174796


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We only supply genuine UK Retin-A, Differin Cream, Differin Gel and Epiduo Gel. All medication is dispatched after a Prescribers careful review of the medical questionnaire, which has been filled in by the patient online.

It is prohibited to accept returns of prescription medication - we therefore cannot accept returns or refunds - please be sure that the medication you order is what you actually want / need by discussing with your own Doctor / Physician.

It is always advisable for the patient to see a qualified Doctor, and at Medical Specialists we have all the staff trained to deal with your problems. Should you wish to speak to a Consultant, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

 

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