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How to use retin a (tretinoin) when you have facial hair?

How to use retin a (tretinoin) when you have facial hair?

Purpose: It depends on why you are using retina. If you are using retina for acne, i would suggest just using it on the areas of the skin which are clean shaven. If you do not plan on shaving the area where you want to use the retina, application may be difficult getting the medicine to the skin. Be sure to let your face dry completely before applying to limit irritation. ...Read more

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more


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Can you get increased facial hair growth with retin a (tretinoin)?

No.: I know of no evidence that it does. The same hormones that cause acne can also cause unwanted facial hair, so people treating their acne with Retin-A might erroneously blame their Retin-A for any hormonally-induced facial hair. That's the only way i can think of that such a misconception could take root. ...Read more

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Hello. Have you seen any studies that indicate the efficacy of using Retin A (tretinoin) with Minoxidil to restore hair growth?

Hello. Have you seen any studies that indicate the efficacy of using Retin A (tretinoin) with Minoxidil to restore hair growth?

Studies pubished: Indicate that use of the two together is equally as effective as using Minoxidil twice daily.:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17902730 ...Read more

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I use retin a (tretinoin) cream daily, is it okay to do sugaring hair removal instead of wax?

I use retin a (tretinoin) cream daily, is it okay to do sugaring hair removal instead of wax?

Stop the Retin A (tretinoin): You should stop the retin a (tretinoin) for several days before you do this procedure to avoid getting a burn of your skin. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin cause hair growth? I heard from some women who experienced facial hair growth from using it, is that possible?

Could tretinoin cause hair growth? I heard from some women who experienced facial hair growth from using it, is that possible?

Maybe: Read the package insert for listed side effects. Hair loss is mentioned as well as skin changes but not specifically hair growth. Everyone's body reacts differently so it is possible that some women may have experienced what you say and that sdoes not mean all will. ...Read more

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Can i use retin-a combined with murad facial products?

Can i  use retin-a combined with murad facial products?

Murad & Retin A (tretinoin): You can use retin a (tretinoin) and murad facial products together. However, the combined products be extremely drying to your skin. ...Read more

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Why did my face clear up a lot with retin-a the first two weeks but then got a little red in the cheek area and now it's always there ? Is this normal

Why did my face clear up a lot with retin-a the first two weeks but then got a little red in the cheek area and now it's always there ? Is this normal

Red face: Your face has reacted to the retin a (tretinoin). You need to apply a moisturizer to your skin and possibly take a few days off of applying the retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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