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Removing Acne Scars With Tretinoin Cream
Since I'm on tretinoin cream which speeds up your cell turnover rate, would getting gylcolic peels for acne scars actually work faster?
Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can do laser, filler, or microsurgery. Several Hollywood male stars have kept their scars for "tough guy" roles, and depending on your self-concept, they may be a plus. ...Read more
Will tretinoin cream helps to fade or remove post acne boxcar scars?? Or anything else is preferable??
Why does tretinoin cream 0.1 makes ance worst for the worst few weeks? And how good do you think it works for acne and scars after the first few weeks
Acne and patience: Acne treatment virtually require long term follow up on a regimen as any cream or emollient will cause initial reaction to inflammed skin. Generally three month patient trial of one regimen is warranted before another medication is tried. Tretinoin creams can work on mild-moderately severe comodomal acne, in conjunction with long term antibiotic, usuallu ally Tetracyclin family. ...Read more
I was wondering if it would be ok if I take apetamin syrup for weight gain while I am using tretinoin topical cream to help treat my acne scars.
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What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar? Any creams? Peels? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks
Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. ...Read more
Use forever: I love tretinoin and think that every non-pregnant person should be using this (until it expires, of course). A small pea sized amount to your entire face at night is recommended. You can use it elsewhere if desired but not overuse as will cause irritation. Works for acne, pigmentation, mild scars, and reversing sun damage. Use the right sunscreen daily and give it 6-9 months for best results. ...Read more
Hi Docs. I am 18 y/o and have had acne for almost 2 yrs. I've tried EVERYTHING from the drugstore, and even tretinoin cream. What should I do?
Takes time: These topical retinoic acid creams work best long-term by causing de-differentiation of the sebaceous glands that allow acne to arise. Try using this, with or without adding topical Clindamycin if your physician thinks this is okay, for several weeks and this should help prevent recurrence. ...Read more
How do I know if tretinoin cream is not working to clear my acne? I have used it for 13 weeks and I am still breaking out badly every day.
I am using tretinoin cream for my acne. I have cystic acne and its getting worse since using tretinoin cream, is this normal and will it improve?
Acne can worsen: A little after starting tretinoin but the first few weeks, but then should start to show improvement, but in itself, may be insufficient to clear acne cysts and should be combined with oral antibiotics. Please consult with your health professional that first gave you Rx ...Read more
It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read more
Not for scars: I'm glad to see that your acne is finally being treated appropriately and am sorry you ended up with scars because of treatment delay. When your acne self-cures, as it will eventually, if you want the scars less visible then a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Thanks for writing. ...Read more
I'm using tretinoin cream for my acne for 3 months and they are getting worse, and becoming black and bown spots! What should I do!?
Spironolactone: Normal menst.? For adult women the best way to control acne is SPIRONOLACTONE, an anti-androgen. Often combined with certain BC pills, some much better than others. Often also combined with tretinoin. After a few months, isotretinoin may be used if not clear. None of these if pregnant. Spironolactone will also slow or stop hair loss. Very safe and costs only $5 a month. ...Read more
I used tretinoin cream 0, 05% for 2 mnths & my skin became better, but when I stopped, acne came back in 3 weeks. Does it mean I should use it always?
Should use longer: Topical acne creams/ gels should be used daily if you do not want acne to come back or get worse. It will take about 6 weeks just to see effect and you have to continue if you want it work. If there side effects then you need to talk to your doctor so medicine can be changed. ...Read more
If I use proactive dark spot corrector and retin a (tretinoin) 0.25 can it help with my acne scars?
No: Neither will touch actual depressed scars, not can anything else. At best, you can hide your hyperpigmented lesions and even this is likely not to be very successful. Get your active disease under control, and if you wish, get seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can deal with the scars using a filler, laser or microsurgery. ...Read more
My potty dark and rough and there is small acne under the skin what's the treatment? Can I use retin A (tretinoin) cream
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Best non prescription retin a (tretinoin) cream I can buy online for cheap for wrinkles and acne. I've tried some but non work?
For wrinkles...: Before a one spends money on creams, vitamins, or supplements to try to look better, she should see his regular doctor to be sure she is in good health. If she is indeed in great health, then her wrinkles are due to age, sun damage, smoking, or genetics; which means over-the-counter creams will not make a difference. If she has an illness, then getting healthy may improve her appearance. ...Read more
After using tretinoin my acne got better but it leave a scar can I use hydroquinone for my acne scar? Or anything good for acne scar?
I'm on week 9 of using tretinoin cream for acne. The dryness and pimples have basically stopped but in still red. When do all side effects stop?
Soon!: So glad that your skin is getting better. Your redness should start to go away this month. You can back treatment down to every other day, also. This might help. ...Read more