Adapalene is an active component that enters into the composition of medicines against acne. But it turns out that it can be used not only for the purposes intended. Estheticians, proponents adapalene patients with skin problemtica, point out unusual "side effect". The drug acts as a chemical peel and helps to smooth wrinkles! That is to say, can be applied to solve the problems of the aging of the skin.
To do it, specialists warn – refer to the drug should be treated with care. The abuse of a powerful substance may cause a strong irritation and other unpleasant consequences.
Description of the drug
The adapalene is in the form of drugs for external use – lotions and gels. In addition to the main component of these tools contain a series of auxiliary materials. Them concern:
- the propylene glycol;
- the sodium hydroxide;
- flakes disodium;
- poloxamer 188;
- the water.
The preparations of adapalene, are a substance of white color, that is published in small tubes (30 or 15 g). Concentration of the active substance in gels and creams – 0,1 %. There are medications and with the highest content of main component and 0.3%. But we have these gels are not sold.
In its pure form, adapalene is seen as a lightweight powder. It is made of a synthetic material is an analog of retinoic acid and has a marked anti-inflammatory effect. In case of contact with skin, it soon clears pores and removes foci of infection.
Adapalene not only relieves the inflammation. It acts at a deeper level of modulation two very important in the process. It is keratinization and differentiation of cells. Keratinization is the deposition in the epidermis of keratin and fat. These substances, as is known, are necessary for the maintenance of the elasticity and the resistance of the tissues.
Correct differentiation of cells - a necessary condition for the success of the renewal of the skin. Local use adapalene a beneficial effect on the process and avoids the formation of micro-comedones.
As we have already said, the adapalene is an analog of the vitamin. But its mechanism of action has its own characteristics. The substance works with the retinoic acid receptors, without prejudice to their bind to proteins. Thanks to such electoral communication adapalene prevents the binding of keratinocytes to hair follicles, and the skin more rapidly updated. But the irritation, normally, does not occur.
It is important to know! Adapalene temporarily reduces the protection capacity of the skin, and becomes sensitive to the uv rays!
Who is shown the medication?
Creams containing adapalene removed inflammatory phenomena and prevent the clogging of pores. The skin has a great dry, which can be useful only when acne. It is precisely this problem, and it is the only medical indication for the use of adapalene.
The effect of anti aging of the substance has not been demonstrated, therefore, decide for yourself, it is worth using it to combat wrinkles or not. Many women speak of the cream positively, so that you can try. The important thing is to respect the rules of the application of the drug and to take into account the characteristics of the skin.
Using this medication, you must stop in these cases:
- pregnancy (at any month);
- the period of lactation;
- the lesions on the skin, even of little importance (cracks, wounds, scratches);
- neoplasms of the skin;
- intolerance to certain components of the cream.
Previously listed contraindications are absolute. In addition, there are diseases in which to apply the medication can be, but only after consulting with your doctor. First of all, these are problems dermatological nature, eczema, seborrhea, dermatitis.
Beware! The application of ointments and gels with adapalene may cause unpleasant side effects. If you've felt the itching and the burning, and the skin appeared red spots, it means that the tool is not appropriate. Therefore, do not risk your health and do not use the medication again.
The medicine can be used in many different ways. The method of its application will depend on the problems to be solved. To get rid of acne, it is not necessary to process the entire surface of the face. Simply apply the cream only on problem areas.
If you decide to perform a process of rejuvenation, it is necessary to act in this way:
- clean the skin well without soap;
- dry the face with a soft towel;
- apply a thick layer of the drug;
- wait a couple of hours;
- rinse the substance of a stream of warm water.
After two days treated adapalene skin will begin to flake. In this period, we should use healing ointments. To remove particles from the hands allowed!!!
Because the cream increases sensitivity to uv rays, over several days, it is desirable, that are not presented in the sun. In addition, it is very important to exclude tonal cosmetics and tools alcohol-based.
One of the procedures to achieve the effectiveness will not be enough. It is necessary to perform 2-3 of the session, with a frequency of once a month.
How does the gel?
To strengthen the medicinal effect of adapalene, it usually requires a minimum of two weeks. And resistant improvement occurs in approximately 2 months. In the body of the skin of the active substance is practically not absorbed. The blood test allows to determine only in the form of footprints. Therefore, the risk of side effects is reduced to a minimum.
Once the drug has been tested on rats, it turned out that it can cause cancer. In the animals that received the tool in the interior, developed tumors of the adrenal glands and the glndula thyroid. But this, probably, is due to the high doses of adapalene (dose several times greater than the maximum amount allowed for humans). In terms of outdoor use, in this case of overdose is unlikely. Thus, carcinogenic effect is not worth fearing.
Adapalene and other medications
During the course of the adapalene care must be taken when using other medications. With some of them gel well combined (antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, Clindamycin).
And here are medications that dry the skin, at the same time, adapalene apply which is very desirable. Also, you can not combine a medication with salicylic acid, sulfur and resorcinol.
To reduce the possibility of irritation during the therapy adapalene desirable to give up the spirits, to the abrasion and treatment of soap, of substances that contain ethanol.
The analogues of the
Health care professionals do not confirm the gel's effectiveness in the fight against wrinkles. In the opinion of the dermatologists, the medication can be used only with the purpose – for the treatment of acne.
The analogues of the drug are the tool with the content of the isotretinoin. The most popular of them ointment. In addition to the active substance contained in components of support:
- emulsion wax;
- the glycerin;
- petroleum jelly oil;
- the ethyl alcohol;
- the water.
Ointment is a keratolytic, dermato-protection anti-seborrheic action, as well as relieves inflammation. The fact that this drug is a concentrate of vitamin A, which contributes to the terminal differentiation of the cells. As a result of the use of ointments reduces the production of sebum., and the person purifies himself of foci of infection.
Thanks to the properties of the ointment gives a good effect in the treatment of different types of acne, and it also helps to deal with dermatitis around the mouth and the manifestations of seborrhea.
There are other drugs with the same effect. If you decide to use one of these tools, with the purpose of rejuvenation, don't forget about the security measures. Initially, the drugs are very for another task – the treatment of acne. Therefore, read the instructions carefully and be sure to read the list of contraindications. To the east of the great hopes of imposing adapalene is not worth. It can help a little at the slight wrinkles. And when the changes of age has gone too far, the only special output of cosmetics and professional of the procedures in the classrooms.