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differin initial breakout

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic reaction?: it is possible this rash is allergic and should respond to a topical steroid, however, it is possible this could be due to something infectious. Since ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: your acne can get worse before getting better. If rash worsens see your dermatologist for possible change of medication
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Differin (adapalene) 0.01% ?: Do you mean differin (adapalene) 0,1% (0.01% does not exist) or do you mean tretinoin 0.01%? Lets assume you are using differin (adapalene) 0.1% crea ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Add moisturizer: Go back to using your meds but when your face gets dry use a moisturizer such as coconut oil and stop the drugs for a few days.
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Dr. Paul Vitenas
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Differin adn Retin A (tretinoin): If you are starting to peel just decrease the frequency of usage of these products.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral m ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Shino Aguilera
22 years experience Dermatology
Anti-aging: If it is for acne breakout it takes 3-6 weeks to see results. For anti-aging you may see a nice improvement after 4-9 weeks.
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Dr. Debra Tang
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne is improving: Since you are having fewer breakouts, the retin a (tretinoin) micro is working. A newer medication that might work even better is epiduo. Acne is us ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Peels or IPL : Or fractionated therapy with pixel or active fx are a few options but many other exist and include bleaching agents for the dark spots.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
13 years experience Dermatology
Patience: It can take several weeks for Retin-A to help with uneven skin tone. You may need an additional bleaching agent to help with increased pigmentation. A ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
ACNE: See dermatology for more doubts. Retina helps not only to clear the acne but smoothen the skin after treatment due to peeling.

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