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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Retinoid effects: Retinoids should cause some degree of redness and peeling. If that isn't happening then the strength is not high enough. The peeling can be easily tr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
None: Retin-A and similar medications are not over-the-counter in the U.S. They require a doctor's exam and prescription. Some cosmetics and OTC creams use ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Most people...: ...Notice superficial redness and peeling almost immediately - often after the very first application. Deeper effects, such as stimulation of new coll ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Because...: ...That's what it does. Retin-a is drying and irritating by its very nature. That's why we usually advise people to apply it at bedtime - so that mos ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: You can.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Retin A/benzyl: both of these medications work in a different way to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. As a first step of treatment, doctors always start with b ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
38 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ACNE: Retin a (tretinoin) works for acne by drying up the comedones and later peeling off the skin making it smooth. Exposure to sunlight is a no no because ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
It can: Any injury to the skin can result in hypopigmentation. It dries out the skin and dryness can leave light spots. There are also other causes. Check ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Strimling
30 years experience in Dermatology
Skin crater: Probably not, but a injectable wrinkle filler may be able to do this or make-up. See a dermatologist skilled in wrinkle fillers.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience in Pharmacology
Fairly common: Retin a (tretinoin) commonly causes dryness of the skin. Ask the dermatologist for a moisturizer that would be safe to use on the acne-prone areas to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Retina A: This makes your skin dry out bot oily what percentage are you using 0.25?
A male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammato ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: While Retin-A (brand of topical tretinoin) is only available by prescription, any non-dermatologist can prescribe it. However, if you're not respondin ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Minimal side effects.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience in Pharmacology
During acne prone: Retina can be used during the acne prone years. It can dry the skin so you should consult with your dermatologist or prescriber about using a non-acne ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Effect will be alm, ost the same.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Retina is a topical which unclogs blackheads amd whiteheads.Accutane is an internal drug which works on shrinking the overactive oil glands.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It may be even more unpleasant than usual, but not dangerous.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Typically topicals : do not work. I recommend appointment with dermatologist for either electrodesiccation or laser treatments. And it can take multiple sessions
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
None: They all require a prescription.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience in Pediatrics
May not: you may suffer side effects without real benefit You may try some lighting make up instead
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Nope : If anything, retin a (tretinoin) can be associated with hyper pigmentation. You might try a 4% hydroquinone to lighten it if this is an old scar. If ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
RetinA: Yes you can mix an aqueous cream with retin a (tretinoin).
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone products are popular for their skin-lightening properties in asian and african cosmetics markets. In the U.S., they also are marketed for ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Take a holiday: Take a holiday for a few days and get a good moisturizer like virgin coconut oil.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Retin-A: Retin-a is a photosensitizer; so prolonged use may increase sensitivity to sun exposure. Temporary hyper or hypopigmentation has been reported with re ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
RETIN A (tretinoin): Why are you using retin a (tretinoin)? Indication is for acne. It will not interact with your RA rx.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Adams
43 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Dry skin: Retin-a is very drying, so using too much can cause excessive dryness. Also, it makes you more sensitive to sunburn, which is why it is usually recomm ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get seen: You want to be clear for your wedding. Your acne's been neglected too long -- nowadays, no young woman should have scarring. Get with your personal p ... Read More

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