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Doctor insights on: Other Prescription Creams Retinol Safe

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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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Retinol creams during breast feeding..is it safe? If not what are the alternatives..thhhhaaaank you ..

Retinol creams during breast feeding..is it safe? If not what are the alternatives..thhhhaaaank you ..

Retinoids creams: Safe to use when breast feeding just not in contact with the baby's mouth, do not allow the baby to ingest it. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm 21 break out before my period and have uneven skin tone + scars. Is retinol specifically tretinoin safe to use?Would using vit a cream be similar?

I'm 21 break out before my period and have uneven skin tone + scars. Is retinol specifically tretinoin safe to use?Would using vit a cream be similar?

Precautions: Yes it is generally safe to use but certain precautions such as avoidance of sun exposure using a high spf sun block should be employed. Other mor controversial issues are potential teratogenic effects due to systemic absorption particularly if applied to large areas of the body and therefore, birth control may be an issue or avoiding use if contemplating pregnancy in the near future. ...Read more

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What do people use prescription strength retinol for?

What do people use prescription strength retinol for?

Retinol vs Retin-A: Retinol is available over the counter and is less irritating and less expensive than tretinoin (retin-a) which is available only thru prescription. Retin-a is stronger and more effective for treating acne and helping with wrinkles. ...Read more

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What's the difference between retinol and vitamin a in skin cream, if any?

What's the difference between retinol and vitamin a in skin cream, if any?

Retinol more active: Retinol is an animal form of vitamin a. Vitamin a comes in 2 sources: animal and plant. The animal source is called retinoids which include retinol. The plant source is called carotenoids which includes beta-carotene. The body converts beta-carotene to vitamin a. Retinol is the more active form of vitamin a that is better absorbed thru the skin. ...Read more

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Anyone know if and where I can get prescription strength retinol? How much stronger is it than OTC brands?

Retinol: There is no prescription strength retinol topical agent. What you may be referring to is retinoic acid products such as retin-a, which are far stronger than otc retinol. ...Read more