Top
20
Doctor insights on: Other Prescription Creams Retinol Safe

Share
1

1
Are other prescription creams like acutane or retinol safe to take as well?

Are other prescription creams like acutane or retinol safe to take as well?

For the most part.: While oral agents such as Accutane and Doxycycline cause significant birth defects and should be avoided. The topical agents are felt to be relatively safe in pregnancy. Benzoyl peroxide is the recommended agent for the treatment of acne in pregnancy. As with any medication or agent check with your health care provider before using any agent. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
428 Doctors shared insights

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


4

4
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

6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

9

9
I used a peeling cream (retinol). How do I make it grow back?

I used a peeling cream (retinol). How do I make it grow back?

Clarification Needed: Hi richard: I am not entirely sure what you meant by "make it grow back? " retinols (r's) are a group of over-the-counter medications, as opposed to retinods (prescription medications) that affect the skin cell turnover, causing peeling of the skin. Sometimes, this is intended outcome of the treatment. Using r's less frequently and using moisturizing creams (e.g., cerave) may alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

10

10
What is a good retinol face cream? Is there actually any evidence that retinol cream works?

What is a good retinol face cream? Is there actually any evidence that retinol cream works?

Retinol: There is little reason to use retinol cream for any skin problem since it has very little effect. ...Read more

11

11
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

12

12
Iam 29years old. When should I start using retinol creams?

Iam 29years old. When should I start using retinol creams?

Depend on need: Retinol is vit a derivatives to help with wrinkles. You can use this cream anytime when you want for your wrinkles. ...Read more

13

13
Can I use retino a cream instead of retinol?

Can I use retino a cream instead of retinol?

Depends: Retin-a is a prescription vitiamin a derivative cream. Retinols are found in many types of products and foods and have lower potency. You should not use these products if pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you could become pregnant as they can cause birth defects. They also should not be used if considering lasik or prk. ...Read more

15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Is Retinol good for keeping wrinkles from getting worse? What should I look for in an OTC cream? Tried a serum before but it brought out more wrinkles

Yes: Yes, compounds with retinol will make light wrinkles better. Consider a prescription strength product for maximum results. See a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for prescription. ...Read more

19

19
Is there an eye wrinkle cream without retinol?

Is there an eye wrinkle cream without retinol?

Skin Cuetical: Skin Cuetical makes a wrinkle cream called eye balm. I love it and have used it for 10 years or so with great results. Http://www. Skinceuticals. Com/eye-balm-635494169003.html#start=4&cgid=products-category-eye-and-lip-care I have no financial interest in the product. ...Read more

20

20
I'm 28, I would like to know if should start using a retinol serum or cream? Can you recommend a brand or product? I use SPF daily and take vitamins.

Wrong question: Use of retinol is independent of vitamin or sunscreen use. It may be useful for acne or for brown areas. Answer to this question depends on the reason for use. ...Read more