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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? i have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 45 years experience
All over: Use Retin A (tretinoin) all over your face, every night before bed time. Avoid the creases of the nose and the corners of the mouth (will burn). Make sure you use sunblock in the morning, as your skin will be gradually peeling and very sensitive.
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
If using Retin A really dries out your skin, decrease your usage to every other day for awhile.
Aug 21, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Also avoid eyelids and the vermilion part of the lips.
May 9, 2017

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