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Other Prescription Creams Retinol Safe
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Any safe retinol creams that can be used around eye area? Any over-the-counter stuff worth while? Prescription strength too strong?
Retinol creams during breast feeding. Is it safe? If not what are the alternatives. Thhhhaaaank you. .
I am a 30yr old female. Is it safe to use a 0.04% retinol cream while I am trying to conceive? I am not pregnant but planning to conceive in 6mnths
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Retinol: There is little reason to use retinol cream for any skin problem since it has very little effect. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm using an OTC cream with retinol- Neutrogena. Since the retinol is so low in this, is there even a point to use this? Does it even compare to RetinA?
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