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A 31-year-old female asked:

Peeling flaking and redness from retin a (tretinoin) gel. is there something i can use after that wont clog pores and help results?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can recheck: If getting too much redness and peeling from facial retinoid use, such as Retin-A gel, one's doctor can help. Some patients try lengthening the Retin-A interval, for example, from twice a day to once a day, or from once a night to every-other-night. Some patients benefit from using over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for 3-5 days, while lengthening the Retin-A dosing interval.
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