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want to use anti-aging retinol(i'm 47).tried an otc but caused some new wrinkles. are otc products effective or is better to get rx from dermatologist?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Prescription: I recommend a prescription product for reasons of quality and safety!
Answered on Sep 24, 2016

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A 44-year-old female asked:
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No: This can cause red skin, dry skin, flaking skin. But not wrinkles.
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No: While a retinol is somewhat effective, it is not as effective as tretinoin. However, it is less irritating.

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