Retix C is an acute rejuvenating and brightening treatment with a wide range of applications. It is perfect for skin troubled by the issue of discolouration, blemishes, first signs of aging, or dullness.
The ingredients of the treatment are as follows:
- 4% retinol with extended acting time and increased penetration within the skin which occurs in the form of a stable polymer complex
- 8% vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid
- 30% antioxidants
Together, those active ingredients work twofold:
- remove old epidermis – this refreshes and smooths the skin
- stimulate cell renewal – this increases skin density and improves its structure
Indications for the Retix C treatment are:
- signs of photoaging
- dryness of the skin
- large pores
- limpness of the skin
- sallow, lifeless skin
- stretch marks
The procedure is composed of a few stages. It begins with the skin being cleansed of dirt and oils. Next, the contents of the ampoule are applied to the skin, and it is covered with a special mask. It should not be removed for 4 to 8 hours, depending on the therapist’s instructions. After this time, it should be removed by the patient using clean, warm water. Some burning and tingling sensation can be felt, and a rash might appear following the treatment. In most cases, the skin peels off after 2-3 days.
Gentle aftercare is an important step following the treatment. This includes using moisturising and soothing creams, as well as sun protection (SPV 50+ for at least a month after). The face should not be rubbed, and the peeling parts should not be forcibly removed. Scrubs, sonic brushes, and products containing retinoids as well as exfoliating acids such as AHA or BHA should not be used without a specialist’s supervision.
Following the treatment using Retix C, the skin is visibly brightened, smoothed, and illuminated. For the best results to be achieved, a minimum of 3 treatments should be performed with 4-week breaks in between. There is a more intense version of the treatment which uses additional chemical acids. The therapist decides whether this combined approach will be taken.
Preparing for the procedure:
It is important to note that this treatment cannot be performed during other procedures involving retinoids or strong acids – it is advised to wait 6 months from when such treatment ends.
Refrain from applying self-tanning products, from sunbathing, exfoliation, and epilation of the skin a week before the procedure. Men should not shave on the day of their appointment.
- Retinoid treatment in the last six months,
- Presence of active acne lesions,
- Damage to the epidermis, cold sores, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis,
- Sensitive skin or skin capillaries,
Warning! Retinol contained in the product must not be used during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. In the majority of such treatments, this contraindication is a result of insufficient research on the topic of the effects of certain aesthetic procedures on pregnant or breastfeeding patients as such studies would be ethically questionable. In the case of retinoids however, we are fully aware of the adverse effects these substances have on the fetus – they are teratogenic. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding avoid treatments and skincare products containing retinoids!