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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'll be starting retin a (tretinoin) 0.05% .. can i still wax my face? i will need to

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Use Caution: As Retin A (tretinoin) can sensitize the skin in many patients, the addition of other irritants to the skin such as facial waxing or chemical peels may potentiate an irritant facial dermatitis. It is important to consult with a board certified dermatologist while on any topical retinoids so the addition of other topical agents can be monitored and managed appropriately.
Last updated Sep 7, 2014

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