This cream is formulated to enhance the effects of each of the separate active components. In this way, the duration of the therapy might be shortened and the risk of unwanted side effects can possibly be decreased. It is commonly used for the treatment of melasma, ephelides (freckles) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Retinoic acid functions in this formula as a mild irritant to facilitate the epidermal penetration of hydroquinone and to reverse the signs of sun-damaged skin. Clinical studies have shown that retinoic acid penetrates into the dermis, increases collagen, normalizes elastin and melanin production, and increases cellular turnover.
Hydroquinone has an inhibitory effect on tyrosinase, the enzyme catalyzing the most important step in melanin production. Melanin is the pigment that causes the skin to darken.
Kojic acid is a mild pigmentation inhibitor in plant and animal tissues, and is used in food and cosmetics to preserve or change colors of substances. It can work synergistically with hydroquinone, to give optimal results.
Hydrocortisone is a mild steroid that can eliminate the irritation that might be caused by either hydroquinone or retinoic acid.
This combination of ingredients has been shown to:
"I am excited to announce our first ever Avanti product! I have been a Registered Nurse specializing in Aesthetics for over 11 years and this is the first product in a long time that has excited me enough to write a personal endorsement about. Our new Firm & Fade Cream is one of the best pigment lighteners I have personally used in years. Within 30 days I saw an incredible change to my skin. My brown spots were much lighter and my skin was much softer. Our patients that are using it state they no longer need to apply as much makeup and when they do, their skin looks almost flawless. Everyone across the board has had compliments about the look of their skin. Our Firm & Fade Cream provides a prescription strength Retin-A, Hydroquinone at 6% (most clinics only offer 4%), Kojic Acid (a natural skin lightener) and over-the-counter strength Hydrocortisone that allows the skin to adjust to the Retin-A slower. One of the best reasons I like this product is because I can have it made just for Avanti patients which keeps the price lower than its competitor (example; $75 for Firm & Fade versus $250 for Cosmelan). Please read the detailed information on this new great product and call us anytime if you have further questions. I hope to see everyone using this wonderful product soon!" - Katherine, R.N. Manager at Avanti
DISCLAIMER: Results may vary. Follow your aesthetician's directions. Sun avoidance and use of sunblock is recommended during the day. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
This information is general in nature and is only intended for use as an educational tool. Information and statements about products and health conditions have not been evaluated by the FDA, nor has the FDA approved the products to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.