A 26-year-old female asked:
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how does retin a (tretinoin) 0.025 help treat acne?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Tricky: It will help give you smoother skin with more uniform color, but will take 3 months to get there. Then continue to use it. At first it may be irritating so you might need to skip some nights, but in a few weeks you will want to apply it every night. If the acne is more severe or if result is not satisfactory, there are more potent forms. You can also take spironolactone pills. Retin A (tretinoin) causes more
Answered on Jan 7, 2020
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