Acne Gel ST Rx
Acne Gel ST Rx
This prescription medication is used in the treatment of acne, and acne/rosacea overlap. This product not only curbs acne and repair skin health but also help treat acne scars and prevent the formation of new coarse hairs on the chin! No wonder the Acne Gel ST and Acne Gel ST Forte have become the acne-suffering woman’s “new best friend”
How It Works: Acne Gel ST/Acne Gel ST Forte are some of the "crown jewels" of the SkinHappy acne offerings. These products incorporate Tretinoin -at 0.025% starting level in the ST formula, and 0.05% maintenance level in the ST Forte formula- with fat-soluble Niacinamide (B3), and topical Spironolactone. Spironolactone is used for treating hormonal-type acne most prominently on the lower face, by blocking the male hormone receptors in the skin of both men and women.
How To Use: Acne Gel ST is generally used at night and is often part of a more complete program to manage active cases of acne or acne and rosacea overlap.
A typical program is Triple Acne Wash in the shower or twice daily; the mixture of Acne Gel DS +Anti-Inflammatory Cream +Rosacea Combo Gel morning and night, with the add-on of Elta 46 sunblock in the morning and Acne Gel ST or ST Forte in the evening.
After several months, when the acne is under control, the program is simplified to a medicated wash and Acne Gel ST Forte for acne prevention and continued acne scar management.
As with all products containing tretinoin, you may need to develop tolerance, so as to avoid a retinoid reaction. This can be done with the use of the product once or twice a week, and slowly increasing usage to nightly. Avoid the corners of the mouth, nose, and eyes. Moisturizers such as Cerave, Vaseline, or the SkinHappy Intense Recovery Cream can be used to help dry skin.
Once the skin has fully accustomed to Acne Gel ST, it is recommended you move up to the Acne Gel ST Forte product.
Use With: Always use a broad-spectrum sunblock in the daytime.
This product falls into the PROTECT layer of the SkinHappy Pyramid, see below.
Protect, Renew, Repair: A complete skincare program includes all three levels.
Begin with PROTECTing your skin using broad-spectrum sun protection, and a retinoid, the foundation of good skincare.
Use vitamin antioxidants and alpha hydroxyl acids to REPAIR your skin. Top off with products that RENEW your skin, growth factors, peptides and anti-oxidants.