- Izotreksin: anti-acne
The structure includes two izotreksina active ingredient - isotretinoin, vitamin A derivatives and erythromycin, which is an antibiotic
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. The combination of these substances are used to treat acne.
It is not known exactly how isotretinoin works, but it is believed that he was a little weakens the cell surface of the skin, which allows you to unlock the pores to the sebaceous glands to function normally.
In addition, isotretinoin accelerates regeneration of skin cells, which contributes to its exfoliation of dead skin cells and prevents the formation of blackheads and pimples.
Erythromycin fights bacteria that contribute to acne - Propionibacterium acnes. This antibiotic does not allow bacteria to produce proteins important to them. Without these proteins the bacteria can not grow and reproduce normally. Thus, erythromycin
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It does not kill bacteria, but gradually reduce their numbers. The remaining bacteria eventually die or are destroyed by the immune system.
Effect of izotreksina becomes visible, on average, six to eight weeks.
Since izotreksin use, you may feel a tingling or slight burning sensation on the skin. When used properly, the skin a little red, as in a mild sunburn. Over time, the skin will no longer respond to the so-izotreksin.
If after applying izotreksina have had serious skin redness, swelling, itching, burning, blistering and / or skin began to peel off very strongly, talk to your doctor. Perhaps you should use izotreksinom or start using another drug.
You can use cosmetics or moisturizers izotreksinom during treatment, but they should be applied only after izotreksin completely absorbed into the skin.
Avoid exposure to sunlight, and do not go to the solarium
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while using izotreksina - it increases the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet rays. If you avoid exposure to sunlight does not work, use protective measures, especially sunscreen. If the skin has a sunburn, do not use izotreksin until the skin is completely recovered; otherwise the use of the drug can cause severe skin irritation.
Izotreksin can not be used on areas of the skin affected by eczema, in the charred skin
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When perioral dermatitis and rosacea. In addition, it is not recommended for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, and nursing mothers.
People with individual intolerance to the ingredients of the drug use it, you should not.
Izotreksina side effects may include:
- Redness and peeling of the skin;
- Tingling, burning, irritation of the skin;
- Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
During treatment with caution izotreksinom need to use other means of acne, such as those containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, and other substances. In addition, it is recommended to limit the use of cleansing agents containing abrasives, alcohol, citrus extracts, as combined with izotreksinom they can cause severe skin irritation. When using tools for peeling izotreksinom simultaneously increases the risk of contact dermatitis.