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This product is used in the treatment of acne, and acne/rosacea overlap.
Acne Gel ST and 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. Combined, these ingredients work together to not only curb 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 ST Forte have become the acne suffering woman’s “new best friend”
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.
Always use a broad-spectrum sunblock in the daytime.
This product falls into the PROTECT layer of the SkinHappy Pyramid
Use the SkinHappy Pyramid as a guide to the maintenance of healthy and beautiful skin for a lifetime. A complete skin care program includes all three levels, with the most important being the base of the pyramid. PROTECT your skin using broad-spectrum sun protection, and a retinoid, the foundation of good skincare. Take it to the next level with the use of vitamin antioxidants and alpha hydroxyl acids to REPAIR your skin. Top off a complete skin care regimen with products that RENEW your skin, growth factors, peptides, and anti-oxidants.
If you have a concurrent medical condition, such as acne, or rosacea, use targeted therapies in addition to these basic skin health practices.