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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Adapalene (Definition)

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Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Yes, with caution: Dermatologists often recommend such a combination especially for severe acne. I say caution because combining these can cause severe dryness. If your skin is very oily, however, it might be just what you need. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark acne scars on my face? Does differin gel adapalene help to do this?

How do I get rid of dark acne scars on my face?  Does differin gel adapalene help to do this?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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How long does differin (adapalene) gel stay in the system for?

How long does differin (adapalene) gel stay in the system for?

Differin (adapalene) gel: Only tiny amounts are absorbed through your skin into your body. The topical effects should be gone in a few days. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Differin (adapalene) gel and cream? Can the cream make your skin clogged? I use the cream and feel its clogged. I have combo skin

What's the difference between Differin (adapalene) gel and cream? Can the cream make your skin clogged? I use the cream and feel its clogged. I have combo skin

Gel vs cream: In general, gels of medicine are more potent than creams due to the "vehicle" they are in. "vehicle" in this instance means all other things that make up the non-medicine part of the total cream, lotion or gel. Because gels are thicker than creams, they hold the medicine to the skin more tightly and deliver more of the medicine to a particular area. If creams feel clogging,it may be the "Vehicle". ...Read more

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My girlfriend is pregnant, she was using differin topic gel (adapalene) for the 9 firsts weeks.Now she stopped.Are risks for the baby?Thanks

My girlfriend is pregnant, she was using differin topic gel (adapalene) for the 9 firsts weeks.Now she stopped.Are risks for the baby?Thanks

Category C med: This topical medication produces virtually no detectable level of absorption into the blood. As such, the risk to a developing fetus is negligible. It is listed as a category c medication during pregnancy which means no negative effects have been found to date but not enough studies have been done to give it a safer rating. ...Read more

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How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

Change treatments.: Differin (adapalene) also comes in cream form - creams are less drying than gels. If the cream still causes peeling, use less of it, or apply it at bedtime, or both. If it still dries your skin, ask your dermatologist for a different treatment. Trying to neutralize a drying skin treatment with moisturizers is an exercise in futility, and defeats the whole purpose. ...Read more

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What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne ?

What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne ?

Adapalene: This is a great product, based on retinoic acid, for preventing new lesions, but it's not going to make the red marks fade. Manage your acne aggressively and if you need prescription-strength treatment, get with your physician. ...Read more

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