Later studies found that, in addition to treating acne, topical vitamin A also has the effect of reversing the atrophy of epidermis and subcutaneous tissue, making fibronectin and collagen recover rapidly, which is more obvious for some skin aging (such as sun-induced skin aging). improved effect.
So many women use Vitacid Retinoic Acid or retinol to anti-aging (acid brushing), but this thing is a prescription drug, and this black technology still has certain risks.
As for whether Vitacid Retinoic Acid can improve hair loss, it can be said with certainty that it has an effect, but it has a scope of application and is not suitable for everyone.
1. Retinoic acid can inhibit the formation of acne and dissolve acne, and has the ability to dissolve fat, which is helpful for some patients with seborrheic dermatitis.
2. Retinoic acid has anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Retinoic acid can improve the skin damage caused by corticosteroids, and the components of cortisols are also a cause of hair loss.
4. Vitacid Retinoic Acid can promote hair follicle differentiation, up-regulate growth factors, and directly promote hair growth.
“Chinese Dermatology” once had a study on vitamin A acid and hair loss, the name is “Minoxidil and vitamin A acid combined external use in the treatment of alopecia areata”.
One group was treated with 0.05% tretinoin cream combined with 2% minoxidil, and the other group was treated with 2% minoxidil alone.
The final results showed that the cure rate of tretinoin combined with minoxidil was 43.48%, while the cure rate of minoxidil alone was 20%.
It shows that vitamin A acid does have a significant activation effect on hair growth.
Of course, the above experiments are aimed at patients with alopecia areata, and are not completely equivalent to patients with androgenetic alopecia.
But tretinoin does have its own benefits.
In fact, this is very easy to understand. Retinoic acid can be understood as an activator of epithelial cells, and hair follicle tissue will definitely benefit.
Some people may ask, since this thing works so well, why is it not promoted in hair loss treatment?
The reason is simple, the first tretinoin has certain side effects, and it is certainly impossible to use it for a long time like minoxidil.
The second is that hair loss is not a pathological problem, but a deep genetic cause, and the effect of Vitacid Retinoic Acid is not enough to reverse hair loss.
Therefore, the use of retinoic acid for hair loss patients needs to be combined with the specific situation. This is a prescription drug, and it needs to be used after a doctor’s diagnosis.