The Area Near The Lip Of The Wound After The Use Of Acne Drug Contains Tretinoin?

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Hello doctor, I’m Vennya 17th. I am currently using 0.1% vitacid. Asked effective, very effective in removing acne scars, however, I have never used it in the area around the lips, but at this time my lips could not be opened wide, if opened wide it would hurt and bleed until my lips. How come? And how to overcome it?

1 Answer:

Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

Vitacid is a cream that contains retinoic acid or tretinoin, a vitamin A derivative that has the function of treating acne and symptoms of aging on the skin. One of the effects of retinoic acid is dry, broken, and scaly skin, skin irritation (redness and itching), burning sensation on the skin. Basically you really have to be more careful in using this cream in areas of the face that are thinner and more sensitive skin such as around the lips, nose, and also around the eyes. The symptoms that you experience on your lips occur because of the retinoic acid that you use around your lips.


The following are some things you can do:

be more careful when using retinoic acid, avoiding the facial areas mentioned above
Apply petroleum jelly in these areas before you use retinoic acid
use lip moisturizer to overcome your dry and chapped lips at this time, you should choose one that is made from natural ingredients, does not contain coloring or fragrance

This cream is actually included in the class of hard drugs that you should not be used without going through an examination from a doctor and you should not buy without a prescription from a doctor. You should consult with your doctor directly before using this drug (mainly because the retinoic acid you are using is in high doses).

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