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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a mild way of inproving fine lines but it can also thin the skin and make you at higher risk for sun burn or sun damage. When used alot after a ... Read More
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It won't work: I'm really sorry that the person's acne was neglected in the first place. He/she is setting up for even more disappointment. The choices are to keep t ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Retinol: Is proven to mature skin and cure acne. Vitamin C is an organic acid in this context without more effect than domboro soak. I actually did both at yo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
14 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: There are a number of acne medications, ranging from the creams you mentioned to oral antibiotics and, in more severe cases, oral retinoids. Speak to ... Read More
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Retinoic acid is good for an acne ( but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwa ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Post inflammatory da: Occasionally people with dark skin in good pigment, will actually show increasing darkness if their skin gets here Irritated. This is called postinfla ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: Yes it may cause smoothness of the skin
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