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How long does tretinoin cream 0.05 works for acne marks?

How long does tretinoin cream 0.05 works for acne marks?

Use forever: I love tretinoin and think that every non-pregnant person should be using this (until it expires, of course). A small pea sized amount to your entire face at night is recommended. You can use it elsewhere if desired but not overuse as will cause irritation. Works for acne, pigmentation, mild scars, and reversing sun damage. Use the right sunscreen daily and give it 6-9 months for best results. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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How can minocycline and tretinoin cream work together to get of acne?

How can minocycline and tretinoin cream work together to get of acne?

Acne: Minocyclin being the antibiotic stops the growth of acne causing bacteria and tretinion stops comedon blackhead formation and regenerates and exfoliates the skin. ...Read more

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Can tretinoin cream work on red acne bumps that are just starting to form?

Can tretinoin cream work on red acne bumps that are just starting to form?

Takes time: These topical retinoic acid creams work best long-term by causing de-differentiation of the sebaceous glands that allow acne to arise. Try using this, with or without adding topical Clindamycin if your physician thinks this is okay, for several weeks and this should help prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Why does tretinoin cream 0.1 makes ance worst for the worst few weeks? And how good do you think it works for acne and scars after the first few weeks

Why does tretinoin cream 0.1 makes ance worst for the worst few weeks? And how good do you think it works for acne and scars after the first few weeks

Acne and patience: Acne treatment virtually require long term follow up on a regimen as any cream or emollient will cause initial reaction to inflammed skin. Generally three month patient trial of one regimen is warranted before another medication is tried. Tretinoin creams can work on mild-moderately severe comodomal acne, in conjunction with long term antibiotic, usuallu ally Tetracyclin family. ...Read more

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Best non prescription retin a (tretinoin) cream I can buy online for cheap for wrinkles and acne. I've tried some but non work?

Best non prescription retin a (tretinoin) cream I can buy online for cheap for wrinkles and acne. I've tried some but non work?

For wrinkles...: Before a one spends money on creams, vitamins, or supplements to try to look better, she should see his regular doctor to be sure she is in good health. If she is indeed in great health, then her wrinkles are due to age, sun damage, smoking, or genetics; which means over-the-counter creams will not make a difference. If she has an illness, then getting healthy may improve her appearance. ...Read more

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Since I'm on tretinoin cream which speeds up your cell turnover rate, would getting gylcolic peels for acne scars actually work faster?

Since I'm on tretinoin cream which speeds up your cell turnover rate, would getting gylcolic peels for acne scars actually work faster?

Both products: Can lead to drier skin, so I recommend you stop using tretinoin a few days prior and after a glycolic peel. But acne scars are best treated with stronger retinoids like Tazarotene and lasers. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is retin a (tretinoin) cream is works better for acne scars on face?

Is retin a (tretinoin) cream is works better for acne scars on face?

Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can do laser, filler, or microsurgery. Several Hollywood male stars have kept their scars for "tough guy" roles, and depending on your self-concept, they may be a plus. ...Read more

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What does tretinoin cream do for post acne marks?

What does tretinoin cream do for post acne marks?

Acne: Tretinoin cream is a treatment for acne. If you have marks, they could be scars. It does not do much for them. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

ACNE SCARS: When you apply retin a (tretinoin) to take out scars of acne, your face will tighten, sometimes red and irritated. Then it will start peeling off the marks of acne and will smoothen the skin. Try putting moisturizers to avoid dryness. ...Read more

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Is tretinoin cream or gel better for your acne?

Is tretinoin cream or gel better for your acne?

Depends: The cream can be more soothing and might cause less irritation than the gel. ...Read more

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I'm using tretinoin cream for my acne for 3 months and they are getting worse, and becoming black and bown spots! What should I do!?

I'm using tretinoin cream for my acne for 3 months and they are getting worse, and becoming black and bown spots! What should I do!?

Spironolactone: Normal menst.? For adult women the best way to control acne is SPIRONOLACTONE, an anti-androgen. Often combined with certain BC pills, some much better than others. Often also combined with tretinoin. After a few months, isotretinoin may be used if not clear. None of these if pregnant. Spironolactone will also slow or stop hair loss. Very safe and costs only $5 a month. ...Read more

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Hi Docs. I am 18 y/o and have had acne for almost 2 yrs. I've tried EVERYTHING from the drugstore, and even tretinoin cream. What should I do?

Hi Docs. I am 18 y/o and have had acne for almost 2 yrs. I've tried EVERYTHING from the drugstore, and even tretinoin cream. What should I do?

Start a plan: You need to find & work with a dermatologist on a plan for your pattern of acne and stay with it. It could last well into your 30's, trying things on your own or with an occasional doc visit my not work for you. ...Read more

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I used tretinoin cream 0, 05% for 2 mnths & my skin became better, but when I stopped, acne came back in 3 weeks. Does it mean I should use it always?

Should use longer: Topical acne creams/ gels should be used daily if you do not want acne to come back or get worse. It will take about 6 weeks just to see effect and you have to continue if you want it work. If there side effects then you need to talk to your doctor so medicine can be changed. ...Read more

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I am using tretinoin cream for my acne. I have cystic acne and its getting worse since using tretinoin cream, is this normal and will it improve?

I am using tretinoin cream for my acne. I have cystic acne and its getting worse since using tretinoin cream, is this normal and will it improve?

Acne can worsen: A little after starting tretinoin but the first few weeks, but then should start to show improvement, but in itself, may be insufficient to clear acne cysts and should be combined with oral antibiotics. Please consult with your health professional that first gave you Rx ...Read more

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Does kojic soap can cure acne dark spots and tretinoin cream 0.05?

It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read more

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I'm on week 9 of using tretinoin cream for acne. The dryness and pimples have basically stopped but in still red. When do all side effects stop?

I'm on week 9 of using tretinoin cream for acne. The dryness and pimples have basically stopped but in still red. When do all side effects stop?

Soon!: So glad that your skin is getting better. Your redness should start to go away this month. You can back treatment down to every other day, also. This might help. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me both sodium sulfacetamide lotion (2 times daily) & tretinoin cream (every other day) for acne. How do I apply both?

Like prescribed: Put the lotion on twice a day. Save the tretinoin for bed time. Wash your face, then apply a pea-sized amount to the trouble spots and rub it in. Both will dry your skin out. ...Read more

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100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?

100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?

Yes: Any type of moisturizer will help. You should apply at least twice daily and make sure the one you use during daylight has a sunscreen built in as well. If the oil form is too "oily" for your skin and re-plugs pores, use the ointment or cream. ...Read more

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Does tretinoin cream "for acne treatment " affect the menstrual period?

Not at all: The medicines in topical creams for acne are not absorbed into the blood and as such cannot effect your cycle. ...Read more

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Can I use erythromycin 2% solution and tretinoin cream 0.05 at the same time to treat acne>?

Can I use erythromycin 2% solution and tretinoin cream 0.05 at the same time to treat acne>?

Yes: The Erythromycin is an antibiotic solution which helps to kill the p. Acne bacteria. The retin a (tretinoin) helps to increase cell turnover and stimulate blood supply. One would definitely want to use good sun protection and use these agents under the supervision of a specialist. ...Read more

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Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Yes and no: Renova (tretinoin) is tretenoin isis for acne both pimples and blackheads and whiteheads. It is also used to treat fine wrinkles. It does not do much for dark spots. Theoretically if the spot is superficial and it is used for a long time it might peel away at the spot to help some but don't hold your breath. ...Read more

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I started using Arosone-HT (a triple combination of mometasone furoate, hydroquinone and tretinoin cream) a month ago, and now my skin get severely addicted to the cream. If I discontinue it's usage even for 2-3 days heavy pimples along with irritation an

I started using Arosone-HT (a triple combination of mometasone furoate, hydroquinone and tretinoin cream) a month ago, and now my skin get severely addicted to the cream. If I discontinue it's usage even for 2-3 days heavy pimples along with irritation an

Periorofacial dermat: Most commonly young women, a result of topical steroid (mometasone) on the face. Temporarily better when applied but progressively worse rebound reaction. Must stop the steroid even if it looks worse for awhile. Oral doxycycline (minocycline) in small dose, 50mg a day. Topical calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus or sirolimus will help. May need therapy for a year. ...Read more

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I have eruptive syringtomas on my thigh, how can I cure it? I've tried retin a (tretinoin) cream, nothing works.

Typically topicals: Do not work. I recommend appointment with dermatologist for either electrodesiccation or laser treatments. And it can take multiple sessions ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to work on pih?

Not actually a bleac: Tretinoin has some bleaching properties, but is not actually a bleach. It does enhance the penetration of other topicals, including bleaches. ...Read more

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Clindamycin cream and retin a (tretinoin) is enough to treat acne? How long should I wait to see the result?

Clindamycin cream and retin a (tretinoin) is enough to treat acne? How long should I wait to see the result?

At least 10-14 days: The combination of the two medications is reasonable for treating acne--depending upon the severity. You will need to use it for at least 10-14 days before you may see an improvement. Remember though, acne can be controlled, but nor definitively cured. ...Read more

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Is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? Will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?

Is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? Will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone–Tretinoin–Mometasone these contains in my cream. Which I m applying for acne n scar on face. Are these fine or dangerous??

Hydroquinone–Tretinoin–Mometasone these contains in my cream. Which I m applying for acne n scar on face. Are these fine or dangerous??

ACNE SCARS: THE CREAM THAT YOU ARE USING IS FINE FOR AWHILE.
IT WONT DO MUCH FOR THE SCARS, BUT IT MIGHT HELP FURTHER BREAKOUTS.
IF YOU GET ACNE VERY OFTEN, TRY STAYING AWAY FROM ALL NUTS, PEANUT BUTTER, CHOCOLATE AND LOTS OF DAIRY PRODUCTS.
I HOPE YOU GET BETTER SOON. ...Read more

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After cleansing, dead oily skin sorta rubbed off, it was sticky, didn't come off easy. Looked kind like that thick tretinoin cream mixed with skin.?

It could be: I am not sure I completely understand your question but, from your description, if you are exfoliating and using tretinoin crew, simultaneously, it is possible that the two have become mixed. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of renova (tretinoin) cream?

Benefits of Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) was originally developed to treat acne. But is well know for its anti aging qualities by stimulating collagen production reducing fine and moderate wrinkles and treating age spots. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more