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is differin a retinol

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. MARK LONG answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Differnece between: Both are retinoids. They're both made from vitamin a and promote faster skin cell turnover. And they're some of the most proven, effective, and powerf ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Retinol weaker: Retinol is less irritating and less expensive than tretinoin (retin-a). Retin-a is stronger and more effective for treatment of acne.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
23 years experience Pediatrics
Try Retin-A only: You might try sticking with just the rx Retin-A and apply it every other night or every night as long as you do not get excessive redness or dryness o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Retinol vrs Retin A (tretinoin): Significantly less people respond to retinol creams than to retinoic acid [tretinoin, retin a], and the degree of response tends to be less too. In th ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Is a Retinoid: Isotretinoin is a retinoid and it is used to treat severe acne. Retinol is the chemical compound for Vitamin A.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience General Practice
Retin A (tretinoin): According to the experts, Retin A (tretinoin) or Tretinoin is preferred. because of easier titration and less irritation. Need input from dermatologis ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
None: They all require a prescription.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No: At your age, i would try fresh fruits and vegetables. Retin a (tretinoin) has place for severe cases of acne.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Specializes in Dermatology
Different chemicals: They are all beneficial but are different. They stimulate skin to rapidly exfoliate, make new smoother skin and stimulate collagen&elastin. Treti ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
17 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is a retinoid acid derivative commonly used to treat acne.
A 51-year-old member asked:
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Minimal side effects.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Same: They are all retin-a. Gel is stronger than cream and more irritating.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Retin A (tretinoin) doesn't peel: Retin A (tretinoin) is not generally considered a peeling agent. It may promote growth of the skin which subsequently benefits from gently exfoliation ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide ( Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-co ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Retin a (tretinoin) and other similar vitamin a derivatives have been used as anti-aging preparations primarily for wrinkle removing purposes. Most of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
First choice: Tretinoin is generally the first prescription based choice for acne. It is very effective.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Usually white but: it's possible that certain formulations may have additives which change the color. The most important thing is to buy from a reputable pharmacy and CH ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Roudner
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Benefits of Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) was originally developed to treat acne. But is well know for its anti aging qualities by stimulating collagen production reducing ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Buchanan
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tretinex=Acne Only: Tretinex is acutaine and used for acne. Tretinoin (Retin-A) is a cream used to treat sun dsmaged skin. Renova, in my opinion, has no use as it is tret ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Apparently your doctor thought that your acne is more severe than you .Both drugs are retinoids but isotrex is a bit stronger.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Equivalent: According to the product description, they are equivalent but ziana has 1.2% Clindamycin (negligible difference).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Greenberg
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No it is not a steroid.
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