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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Tretinoin (Definition)

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Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Maybe: You might find thst your skin will get too dry and irritated esp in the winter.You could decrease frquency of use which might help. ...Read more

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Why does tretinoin give you breakouts?

Yes: if applied incorrectl 1-more than what is required 2-not on a dried surface 3-if sun exposure 3-if you are sensitive to it if you are doing things right then it is a n allergy and you need to see your physician ...Read more

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Botox and renova (tretinoin) at same time?

Yes: Botox is used to relax or paralyze certain muscles of expression that cause deep wrinkles or worry lines (ie: glabella, forehead, crows's feet). Renova is tretinoin, a derivative of vitamin a, which is topically as an anti-aging cream, to minimize pores, and to help with sun damage and age spots, and acne or whiteheads/blackheads. These products are complementary to one another. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) 0.05 really work?

Could retin a (tretinoin) 0.05 really work?

Acne treatment: It helps for acne treatment and decrease wrinkle appearance. You didn't mention what are you using it for. If it's for acne a course of antibiotics would help too. ...Read more

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What drugstore products use retin-a/tretinoin?

Retin-A=prescription: Retin-a is a prescription medication and not available in otc products. However other retinoids such as retinol are widely available in many cosmeceuticals. ...Read more

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Is tretinex different than renova (tretinoin)?

Tretinex=Acne Only: Tretinex is acutaine and used for acne. Tretinoin (Retin-A) is a cream used to treat sun dsmaged skin. Renova, in my opinion, has no use as it is tretinoin mixed with mineral oil to prevent its penetrating the skin, thus markedly reducing its effectiveness. At your age, tretinoin is what you need. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist experienced in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Does moisturizing slow down the tretinoin process?

Not at all: Moisturizer will not diminish the effects of tretinoin. In fact, it will prevent the dryness that many people experience with tretinoin treatment. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I use retin a (tretinoin) micro after expired?

Expired cream: All medicines have expiration dates. The primary purpose for these expiration dates is to ensure freshness, quality and consistent efficacy with the drug. If a drug is out of date, it is best not to use it. ...Read more

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What happens if I use too much retin a (tretinoin)?

What happens if I use too much retin a (tretinoin)?

Dry skin: Retin-a is very drying, so using too much can cause excessive dryness. Also, it makes you more sensitive to sunburn, which is why it is usually recommended to only use a small amount and always use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Where can you get tretinoin (aka retin a, retirides)?

Retin A, (tretinoin) Retinoids: This is a prescription medication - usually obtained by your dermatologist, plastic surgeon or primary care physician though any physician can prescribe it. ...Read more

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Can u get murad facials if using retin a (tretinoin)?

Retin A (tretinoin): Speak to your dermatologist: if you are using a prescription retin a (tretinoin) cream, your skin is highly sensitive to any other chemical as well as mechanical manipulation. Check with your derm. ...Read more

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What are my options if tretinoin/retin-a is not working?

Add a second Rx: Often an antibiotic, topical or systemic, can be added. Never use an antibiotic all by itself for acne. For a woman, spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill may clear the disease. Isotretinoin is for the toughest cases and isn't for the faint-hearted but is hugely effective. ...Read more

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Can tretinoin be used on top of pustules? Is it helpful?

Can tretinoin be used on top of pustules? Is it helpful?

Yes and no: Tretinoin is a prescription medicine used in acne and typically helps with comedonal acne (blackheads) and typically the topical antibiotics are more helpful for pustules. However if you are having pustular acne you already have comedonal acne so you do need a medication like tretinoin to help open up the pores. Use daily as prescribed ...Read more

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What are the tretinoin creams (.1%) available on the market?

Many concentrations: Not exactly sure what you are asking, but there are many strengths. .01% .025% .05% .1% are all possibilities. If this is not exactly what you were looking for, please rephrase and ask us again! ...Read more

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How long does it take to see results in skin when using tretinoin?

How long does it take to see results in skin when using tretinoin?

2-8 weeks: Initially there may be some peeling and early improvement of texture, however the long term impact on increasing collagen production will take longer closer to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Should i stop using tretinoin if i want to go to the beach and tan?

Good plan: Tretinoin increases the risk of sun burn and sun sensitivity. It is recommended to use at least spf 25 or greater and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Going to the beach and tanning goes against the reason most people use tretinoin. In the long term you are probably better of stopping the tanning than the tretinoin. ...Read more

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