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Differin Salicylic Acid
Not recommended.: Differin (adapalene) is a topical retinoid medication similar to vitamin a. It is helpful in nearly all cases of acne. If you are using salicylic acid in addition to differin (adapalene), (adapalene) I would recommend you put them on at separate times. I would separate the application by at least 6 hrs. If you apply them to your face together, you may decrease the effectiveness of the differin (adapalene). ...Read more
I use salicylic acid 20% on spots. If I neutralise & wash my face, can I use differin (adapalene) as well without irritation?
Maybe: The salicylic acid is not neutralized as you do with glycolic acid. The absorption is fast and it crystalizes quickly. The addition of differin (adapalene) is placing Retin-A on the area. The combination is often used for acne but either together or alone can cause dry flaky skin. ...Read more
I started using adapalene with clindamycin prescription will it be okay to use my face wash that has salicylic acid or should I buy a new face wash wh?
Use soap: I don't think there is a contraindication, but could irritate your face. I'd use soap and water, but that would be something to ask your physician. ...Read more
My doctor has prescribed me salicylic acid gel cleanser and differin (adapalene) for my acne marks, do you think it's effective for acne marks?
Depends: This depends on the severity of the scars/marks. It is a good regimen for preventing new acne scars, but ones that are already present pose a different problem. If you have deep pits and scars from previous cystic lesions, even the salicylic acid may not be enough to remove these. You may want to work with a dermatologist or even a plastic surgeon if you have significant scarring. ...Read more
Retin a (tretinoin) if moderate: If you have very mild acne then salicylic acid may be adequate. For more moderate or any cystic component of acne, retina a is "stronger" and will be more likely to help acne resolve completely. Keep in mind retin a (tretinoin) needs to be a "pea" sized amount applied daily, can cause peeling and redness of skin initially. If redness and irritation are a problem, back off to every other day application. ...Read more
Not a good idea to destroy a "mole" with a topical acid for two reasons :
1. The mole could be malignant and require a biopsy for proper diagnosis and treatment plan
2. Topical acids as salicylic can cause irritation if used inappropriately. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
No: I wouldn't put them on the same spot. The clindamycin is for infection. Salicylic acid is for muscle soreness. If you need to use them on the same spot, it would be better to wait and use tham after the infection is gone. Otherwise space them apart as far as is possible. They will both absorb alright, but you don't want one to block the absorption of the other ...Read more
Neither is sun: Senstitizing so yes you could if instructed to do so ...Read more
No: No it will not. See a dermatologist and start a treatment that will really help, not that concoction. ...Read more