A member asked:

Been using retin a (tretinoin) and hydroquinone for months, wrinkles and spots are worse. is it proven that retin a (tretinoin) breaks down collagen and worsens wrinkles?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Mixed evidence: Retin A (tretinoin) is an effective medication but doesn't work on everyone's skin. Acne treatment is frustrating and long term once you find the right combination of gels, face wash etc that is suited for your skin. Pl get a referral to dermatology from your primary doctor. Feel better

Answered 12/14/2015

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Stop hydroquinone: Prolonged hydroquinone may cause paradoxical increased pigment. See a dermatologist.

Answered 12/14/2015

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