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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How do I know if tretinoin cream is not working to clear my acne? I have used it for 13 weeks and I am still breaking out badly every day.

Usually 12 weeks: Is when you should mount a response. You may need more aggressive treatment with ipl or laser.

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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

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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.

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My doctor send me tretinoin cream 0.05% for dark spots in my face. But I read is only for acne?

Tretinoin: Tretinoin can lighten skin by getting rid of old skin and causing lighter new skin

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