A member asked:

I had acne problem and i'am using tretinoin gel for more than 2 weeks.due to that my skin has become darker and dry.suggest a cure to this please?

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Dr. Arthur Balin answered

Specializes in Dermatology

It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. If you are having an adverse response to a medication for acne, discuss with your dermatologist who will know your skin the best.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Nancy Swartz answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

It is common for skin to get dry and irritated when beginning tretinoin. This usually improves on its own over time as your skin gets accustomed to it. Ask your doctor about decreasing your dose. Use a cleanser that won’t dry your skin (doesn’t foam or suds.) topical vitamin c (anti-inflammatory) will help. Moisturizers may help, too.

Answered Jan 5, 2019

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