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Does adult continued use of differin (adapalene) decrease the risk of skin cancers?

Does adult continued use of differin (adapalene) decrease the risk of skin cancers?

No: Differin (adapalene) tends to make the skin more sensitive to the sun, and while no human studies have shown an increased risk of skin cancer, none have shown a decreased risk either. Since we know sun burns increase the risk of skin cancers, and since this med increases the risk of sun burn, i'd be extra cautious with its use in the sun, but no studies have linked it with increased skin cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can Retin A (tretinoin) cause skin cancer? What happens when u use to much retin A (tretinoin)?

Can Retin A (tretinoin) cause skin cancer? What happens when u use to much retin A (tretinoin)?

No: Overuse it and your skin will get irritated. It's a great over-the-counter Rx for acne especially if there are comedones. If it doesn't clear you in two weeks, your personal physicain can help you out by adding prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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So I was using differin (adapalene) but got red peeling irritated skin so I stopped using it for a week should I continue to use it?

So I was using differin (adapalene) but got red peeling irritated skin so I stopped using it for a week should I continue to use it?

Differin (adapalene): One should only use a pea size amount of differin (adapalene) on your face at night. You can use a moisturizer after you apply the differin (adapalene). You can also differin (adapalene) every third night to begin with. If these methods are not effective then you should stop the differin (adapalene) and try another product. ...Read more

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Could using differin (adapalene) and doxycycline clear my skin?

Could using differin (adapalene) and doxycycline clear my skin?

Yes: This is quite a common combination for acne treatment. There are many regimens available, if this one doesn't work for you, others likely will. Give it at least several weeks to see full effect. Good luck ...Read more

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Can differin (adapalene) cream darken my skin tone?

Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation it is possible that the skin color can darken. Use sunscreen/avoid the sun. Darkening is more prominent in darker baseline skin colors. ...Read more

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I use differin (adapalene) cream every night and it really dries my skin out, but I do moisturize my face after applying but it still dries and peels.?

I use differin (adapalene) cream every night and it really dries my skin out, but I do moisturize my face after applying but it still dries and peels.?

Differin (adapalene) 0.1%?: Which strength are you using? Is it 0.1%? That is the lowest strength. If you are getting side effects you are not happy with consider another product like tretinoin topically, although other meds can have similar side effects ...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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Does differin (adapalene) have any effects on the inside of the body if it is absorbed through the skin?

Does differin (adapalene) have any effects on the inside of the body if it is absorbed through the skin?

No: You should be using a pea sized drop for whole side of face. Cthe absorption is minimal and it is retinoid, or synthetic derivative of vitamin a which is converted by skin. Side effects are limited to dryness and local irriitation. ...Read more

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Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Yes: This is exactly what one should expect from a topical retinoid (differin (adapalene) is a retinoid). In the early studies on this class of medicine the researchers felt that if a patient is not getting red and peeling then the strength of the retinoid is not high enough. This side effect can often resolve or can be alleviated with a simple noncomedogenic moisturizer. Good question. ...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 is a good moisturizer to use with differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel? I have combination skin with oily t-zone.

What is a good moisturizer to use with differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel? I have combination skin with oily t-zone.

Pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://bit. Ly/17wwcjw. ...Read more

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I am on adapalene cream for 3 months now and getting under skin cystic acne and my acne was light and was wondering how long will it take to work?

I am on adapalene cream for 3 months now and getting under skin cystic acne and my acne was light and was wondering how long will it take to work?

It will not work: Adapalene is not a treatment for cystic acne. Your may need and oral antibiotic or perhaps anti androgens if it is realated to hormones in a female. ...Read more

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Since using differin and Epiduo, my skin on my face has become terribly dry, It has red flaky patches under my nose and on my cheeks. What can I do to?

Stop epiduo: Epiduo is a very expensive way to use Differin. It is Differin + benzoyl peroxide in 1 tube. Differin is to be used ONCE a day. You are using it TWICE!! Throw away the Epiduo. You can get Differin OTC for $12. Benzoyl peroxide is drying. Differin is also. You can get benzoyl peroxide OTC for $5. When you use Differin only once a day, without benzoyl peroxide, your irritation will stop. Use a moist ...Read more

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Can I use differin adapalene in my skin while taking doxycycline monohydrate?

Can I use differin adapalene in my skin while taking doxycycline monohydrate?

Yes: If your doctor prescribed you with both medicines, that means you need to take both of them foe your acne. There are different types of acne that need different medicines. Your doctor should be able to explain them to you. ...Read more

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How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne?

How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne?

Acne: Sensitive skin patients should use gentle non soap cleansers to wash as needed. The key is to start out with one product at a time to help gauge sensitivity. An otc benzoyl peroxide wash could be used in lower concentrations initially and then increased as tolerated. Topical retinoids should be tried every other or every third night before using nightly. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Can u use hydroquinone on really fair skin over the face for freckles without it lightening rest of skin? Using retinoid like adapalene speed process?

Can u use hydroquinone on really fair skin over the face for freckles without it lightening rest of skin? Using retinoid like adapalene speed process?

Will disappoint you: You're unlikely to make your freckles disappear. Overdo it, and you can disfigure yourself. And what's the purpose? A number of Hollywood stars and male models sport freckles. Trust me, many of the women will like them. Why not embrace your genetic heritage, use a sunscreen like everybody should, decide you're lucky, exercise so you have a great-looking body overall, and enjoy who you are? ...Read more

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What should I use as an exfoliator for peeling skin from using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel? I've been using for 5 weeks; this is the 1st time I've had peeling.

No need.: Most retinoid creams (including differin) cause peeling sometimes, especially during cold weather. Often, all you have to do is apply a little less each night. You can also use a light moisturizer if you wish (one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label). If the peeling persists, try skipping a day of treatment. But exfoliation just causes more peeling in most cases. ...Read more

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Av used adapalene n chlindermycin phosphate gel for 2 days n my skin has turned red, burning, peeling n itichy please advise?

Av used adapalene n chlindermycin phosphate gel for 2 days n my skin has turned red, burning, peeling n itichy please advise?

Stop for now: Skip a few days to a week and then try an every other day schedule. Your reaction is likely just evidence of increased sensitivity to the meds. If every other day doesn't work out let your doc know. ...Read more

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8 weeks after using differin (adapalene) gel my hair is thinning in one line on my head! Is this hair loss permenant? What can I do to regrow the hair?

8 weeks after using differin (adapalene) gel my hair is thinning in one line on my head! Is this hair loss permenant? What can I do to regrow the hair?

Not related: Differin (adapalene) does not cause hair loss. This is a very unusual situation. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Linear hair loss is most often related to trauma of some sort. If the trauma did not damage the hair follicles, the hair should regrow. ...Read more

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I am on Differin (adapalene) cream. 1% My acne was mild with congestion, spots etc. I have never had this bad skin ever as I have now using this. Should I quit??

I am on Differin (adapalene) cream. 1% My acne was mild with congestion, spots etc. I have never had this bad skin ever as I have now using this. Should I quit??

Differin (adapalene): It depends. Your acne my at first, get worse before it gets better. If you have been using differin (adapalene) for a month with no results, see a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for resistant white head acne? It does not go away with adapalene plus clindamycin combination cream (derviva cms gel)

What are the treatment options for resistant white head acne? It does not go away with adapalene plus clindamycin combination cream (derviva cms gel)

Stubborn Condition: Hello,
you have so many options. It's just difficult to navigate through the marketing mayhem of the 21st century. The best approach is to find someone you REALLY trust who is passionate about resistant acne and is not willing to let you slip through the cracks. It's this level of tenacity, creativity, and care that is ofter the make or break ingredient when treating chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Skin dry, dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects, any suggestions for skin dark?

Skin dry, dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects, any suggestions for skin dark?

Acne, dark spots: 1) dry and red skin- means the treatment a cause more damage to your skin.
2) maintaining skin moisture is crucial for everyone
3) dark spots needs different treatment than acne
more information needed for more detailed recommendation ...Read more

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I have a red skin rash (non painful) right above my lip after 2 weeks of using clindamycin and adapalene should I stop using them or will it go away?

I have a red skin rash (non painful) right above my lip after 2 weeks of using clindamycin and adapalene should I stop using them or will it go away?

Irritation: It is possible that the cream is irritating your skin. You may be using it too generously. Stop using it until the rash goes away. You can started again and see if the rash comes back. You should not be able to see or feel the cream on your skin after you rub it in. ...Read more

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