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how effective is tretinoin retinol cream for acne?

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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.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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