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retinal vs retinol

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Depends on what you want it to do. For acne you will do much better with prescription strength.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No miracles: Better for dark spots, only slight effect on wrinkles. No special "facial regime" for age 50. The most effective thing you can do is to protect from s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
No: Beta carotene is a dietary source of pre-vitamin a. The body turns beta-carotene into vitamin a if the body needs this. Retina a is a medication ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
No: These are very different compounds.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Weirs
17 years experience Integrative Medicine
It shouldn't: Retinol is an animal based Vitamin A. Alfalfa contains plant based precursors in the vitamin A family called carotenoids.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Google it: http://on.aol.com/video/viewers-questions--glycolic-acid-vs--retinol-517548583.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depend on need: Retinol is vit a derivatives to help with wrinkles.You can use this cream anytime when you want for your wrinkles.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Internet link: http://www.truthinaging.com/face/five-best-over-the-counter-anti-wrinkle-retinol-creams.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Look: Look at the small print for exp date. It is effective for a few years after.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Se below : Hi there, I’m sorry to hear that, however this is an expected side effect of retinol, please talk to the doctor who prescribed the treatment and tell ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Roc products: These are onderful and not as irritating. Always apply 30 minutes after washing.

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