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tretinoin cream vs retinol

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Difficult to say: Not all moisturizers are equal and you should use a non-comedogenic mositurizer. Furthermore not all delivery vehicles or preparations are equivalent. ... Read More
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably: For most patients, generics have similar effects to the pricier drugs. You probably don't need to mix it with a moisturizer unless it is too strong o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But you should take intermittent breaks to avoid excessive pealing. It does not count torwards your daily vitamin a requirement as it it topical not ... Read More
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Dr. Lawrence Colen
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Should be fine: I know of no complications from long term use of tretinoin cream. There isn't significant absorption through the skin so it is doubtful that it will ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Safety long-term use: It is theoretically safe to use tretinoin long-term without adverse consequences to your skin. There is some anecdotal evidence that there is an incre ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes it is safe to use retin-a. You are getting your vitamin a from your diet. Don't forget to keep up the sun protection.
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Retin A (tretinoin): There is no time limit for use of tretinoin cream. We believe that it is very healthy for the skin for long term use. It does not offer you any inter ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It doesn't: Because this is not the case, may be with some anecdotal cases, but not the norm or a common effect or side effect, the drug works on the sebaceous gl ... Read More
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A 31-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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Precautions: Yes it is generally safe to use but certain precautions such as avoidance of sun exposure using a high spf sun block should be employed. Other mor con ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Foam wash: Use a foam wash especially made for acne type skin to use for cleansing your skin.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Expired medications will not achieve ideal therapeutic goals ,
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: The absorption of topical tretinoin is minimal if at all & references list it as a category c , meaning relatively safe. However, you may want to limi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Easy: Just quit using it.

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