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Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?

Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?

Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all make nice products with retinol. After you have a chance to try one of the products you can get stronger levels and a good skin care regimen from a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. Deeper lines may require fillers or laser for more results.

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Which over-the-counter brand is a similar product to tretinoin cream. 025%?

Which over-the-counter brand is a similar product to tretinoin cream. 025%?

Not many: Tretionin is a medication to treat moderate to severe acne. If you have been told that you need it you may want to see a doctor and talk about it because it or other options. Over the counter you can find cleanesers, acne soaps and various products to keep your skin clean but they won't have the same mechanism of action than tretionin. If you acne is mile start out by getting those otc products.

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What is the benefit of renova (tretinoin) cream?

What is the benefit of renova (tretinoin) cream?

Benefits of Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) was originally developed to treat acne. But is well know for its anti aging qualities by stimulating collagen production reducing fine and moderate wrinkles and treating age spots.

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What could I do to determine if I should keep using tretinoin cream?

What could I do to determine if I should keep using tretinoin cream?

Depends on goals: Tretinoin cream is most comonly prescribed for acne, wrinkle reduction and oily skin. Changes in the skin can be seen within 24 hours and often times dose adjustments will need to be made. A daily sunblock should be used as the skin becomes more sensitive. Treatment times vary from weeks to months depending on strength and frequency of application. Check with your prescriber to evaluate.

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Can I use tretinoin cream 0.025 on whole face?

Can I use tretinoin cream 0.025 on whole face?

Retin a (tretinoin): Yes you can apply retin a (tretinoin) to your whole face. It is prescribed for treatment of acne and it reduces oil glands in the skin. Be careful not to get it in your eyes.

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How will my skin react when I stop using my tretinoin cream?

How will my skin react when I stop using my tretinoin cream?

Less turnover: Tretinoin cream improves skin cell turnover and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines. In addition, tretinoin can improve excess sebum production. Cessation of tretinoin can lead to a reversal of some of the benefits. Not all patients respond to tretinoin creams and others can have overdrying effects.

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Will tretinoin cream dry my face during the whole course of the medication?

Will tretinoin cream dry my face during the whole course of the medication?

Yes: Most people experience dryness of the skin when using retinoid products. It is the way they work, but sometimes an uncomfortable side effect.

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Heard that renova (tretinoin) cream made by galderma labs, and is a cheaper one, where can I find it?

Heard that renova (tretinoin) cream made by galderma labs, and is a cheaper one, where can I find it?

Renova (tretinoin) Worthless: Renova (tretinoin) is Retin-A mixed with mineral oil to reduce the redness caused by Retin-A when you first start it. The redness is necessary for the Retin-A to work and the mineral oil is bad for your skin. The fact that you get no redness simply means that you are not getting any change. The redness goes away, but you you get the change you desire. Retin-a is best when combined. See a plastic surgeon.

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I've been on tretinoin cream for 7 weeks. The dryness finally stopped but in still really red. When can I expect the redness to go away?

Redness: Tretinoin cream can cause dryness and redness. You should use a moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil. It may take 3-4 weeks for the redness to improve

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Tretinoin cream for rash on inner thighs?

No: Unless you have acnes on your inner thighs, tretinion may make it worse.

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After cleansing, dead oily skin sorta rubbed off, it was sticky, didn't come off easy. Looked kind like that thick tretinoin cream mixed with skin.?

It could be: I am not sure I completely understand your question but, from your description, if you are exfoliating and using tretinoin crew, simultaneously, it is possible that the two have become mixed.

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How much does renova (tretinoin) cream cost?

Forget Renova (tretinoin): Renova (tretinoin) does little of what you want it to. Instead see a plastic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation. Retin-a, the main ingredient in Renova (tretinoin) is prescriptive because it penetrates the skin to actually work. You will have some irritation at first, but your surgeon can help yu through it to wonderfully rejuvenated skin. I prefer the Retin-A combined in the obagi nu-derm system.

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Is it bad to use tretinoin cream after expiration date?

Less effective: Expired tretinoin cream is likely not dangerous, but probably less effective.

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to work on pih?

Not actually a bleac: Tretinoin has some bleaching properties, but is not actually a bleach. It does enhance the penetration of other topicals, including bleaches.

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Could you please let me know which is the best tretinoin cream (.05-.1)% brand?

There are a few: I prefer the newer preparations such as adapolene because they are not rendered inactive by the application of benzoyl peroxide which many acne patients wash with.

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