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Tretinoin is used to treat acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL-blood problem). It is also used to is used to treat acne. It can also be used to treat wrinkles, skin spots, and rough skin.
Tretinoin works by slowing the growth of certain types of diseased blood cells, and promotes the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood, thereby helping treat blood cancer (acute promyelocytic leukaemia).
For acne, it works by modifying the abnormal cavity formation that comes from the excessive conversion of cytoplasm to keratin (a strong protein that is the main substance that forms hair, skin, etc.) of epithelial cells, promoting detachment of tough cells and enhancing shedding.
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