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My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help. ?

My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help.
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Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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I recently had back surgery and the scar is getting somewhat tight when I bend or lean. I put Arbonne neck cream there. Are there better products?

I recently had back surgery and the scar is getting somewhat tight when I bend or lean. I put Arbonne neck cream there. Are there better products?

Yes: I like Mederma Skin Care for Scars. It is available over the counter in the drugstore.
Most of these products need daily application for up to a year while the scar matures.
After a year the scar is usually what you will be left with.
The ingredients are not as important as using it daily to help moisturize the skin. There are other helpful products available at the drugstore as well. ...Read more

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Tested dab of moisturizer on my arm. Within 10 seconds face felt tight, neck got red face started to swell why did cream on arm cause face to swell?

Tested dab of moisturizer on my arm. Within 10 seconds face felt tight, neck got red face started to swell why did cream on arm cause face to swell?

Allergy: You are allergic to some component in the cream. Use antihistamines until it goes away and see an allergist to determine what it is in the cream that you are allergic to. If the redness or swelling continue to spread or if you have trouble breathing, call 911 and get to the er fast. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can retin-a cream be used?

How long can retin-a cream be used?

During acne prone: Retina can be used during the acne prone years. It can dry the skin so you should consult with your dermatologist or prescriber about using a non-acne causing moisturizer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear sunscreen over retin-a cream?

Retin A (tretinoin) at BEDTIME: Retin A (tretinoin) is used at bedtime. Sunscreen is applied in AM. No conflict. ...Read more

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Where can I get retin-a cream for stretch marks?

Where can I get retin-a cream for stretch marks?

No advised.: No definite rx for this.
Vit e oil has been tried.
Laser rx may be an option.
You should talk to your primary doc to see a referral is appropriate.
These cost money and typically not covered by insurance.
If it is not very bothersome to you, one can leave it alone. ...Read more

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Hi. Would like to know what is the strongest strenth of retin-a? And is gel better than cream? Thank you

0.1%: The Highest concentration of Retin-A available is 0.1%. Whether you want cream, lotion, or gel depends on how oily your skin is: cream will dry it out least, gel most, & lotion in the middle. ...Read more

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Is it true that Retin-A gel can be a little stronger than the Retin-A cream, therefore be a little more effective?

Yes: Gel is stronger than cream, as is ointment. The progression from weakest to strongest is cream, ointment, gel. Be aware that you may also have more irritation/side effects with stronger method. Make sure to use sunscreen daily! ...Read more

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Dermatologist #: what is there (as a rx)besides retin-a that could be used as a daily cream that would take care of more than just very fine lines?

Fruit acids: There are variety of mild Alpha and beta hydroxy acid peels that may provide some relief and act in combination with retin-a, exfoliation, botulinum toxin and fillers, as well as avoidance of sun exposure and tobacco use to provide improvements in skin wrinkling. ...Read more

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Is retin a (tretinoin) a good anti ageing cream for a 24yr old male.?

Is retin a (tretinoin) a good anti ageing cream for a 24yr old male.?

Still have acne?: If you still have acne such as blackheads and whiteheads then retin an is appropropiate. Acne does not stop at 19 in everybody. It is used only at night because it increases sensitivity to sunlight. A weaker version called Renova (tretinoin) is used for fine wrinkling in older individuals. Retin an is a relatively mild acne cream especially in the weaker strength of .025. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Retin-A gel compared to the cream? I Will be using for wrinkles. Are they both just as effective?

Both Effective: Use a gel if you have oily skin. Gels have an alcohol base and tend to dry out your skin.

Use a cream if you have dry skin. Darker skin also does better with creams. This is usually a half water/half oil mixture. ...Read more

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Usage for retin a, renova, and tretinoin cream?

ACNE: Retin a, renova, tretinoin are topical comedolytic and exfoliant use for acne. May cause photosensitivity. ...Read more

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I have stieva-a forte 0.1% cream (tretinoin) is retin-a cream better and more potent? Better results? Thanks

I have stieva-a forte 0.1% cream (tretinoin) is retin-a cream better and more potent? Better results? Thanks

The same Drug: All are us brands :


Atralin;
avita;
refissa;
renova;
Renova (tretinoin) pump;
retin-a;
Retin-A micro;
Retin-A micro pump;
tretin-x. ...Read more

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I got some retin-a cream two nights ago on my lips and now they are swollen, making it difficult to eat. Is there any way to treat it quickly?

I got some retin-a cream two nights ago on my lips and now they are swollen, making it difficult to eat. Is there any way to treat it quickly?

Stop using the cream: Its possible you are having allergic reaction to something in the cream. Ice packs may help as well as antihistamines. If this persists ask your doctor for a short course of steroids which should resolve the situation quickly ...Read more

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Will retin-a get rid of wrinkles on the neck?

Will retin-a get rid of wrinkles on the neck?

Probably not: Neck wrinkles are related to genetics, age and sun exposure. Retin-a might help a little with fine facial wrinkles but probably won't do much if anything on the neck. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more

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What are the names of the fragrance free cream for your face while using retin a (tretinoin)?

Neutrogena: Neutrogena makes several allergy tested fragrance free creams for the face. Many of those also have spf to protect your skin from the affects of the sun from retin a (tretinoin). Whatever facial cream you use always use a cream with sun protection. ...Read more

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26 female, h'v been prescribed retin-a cream by dermtolgst 4some sort of acne on face, applied every night for 2weeks, bt now skin is extreme dry &stiff?

26 female, h'v been prescribed retin-a cream by dermtolgst 4some sort of acne on face, applied every night for 2weeks, bt now skin is extreme dry &stiff?

How to use Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) can be difficult to use. You may want to start using it gradually such as every other night. In case your doctor didn't tell you here are some instructions. Wash with a gentle soapless fragrance free cleanser. Dry your face and let it continue to dry for 30 more minute. Then apply a green pea size drop to the entire face. This will make it easier to use. ...Read more

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Pls help!i have keratosis pilaris. I'm using retin a (tretinoin) at night and urea20% morning and afternoon for 1 month still no effect. What other cream can I use?

Pls help!i have keratosis pilaris. I'm using retin a (tretinoin) at night and urea20% morning and afternoon for 1 month still no effect. What other cream can I use?

Keratosis pilaris: Some have use lactic acid lotions (like Amlactin-get doc approval before using it with retinoids/ urea)) , or laser. Can try a bath scrub when showering with olive oil/ coconut oil and sugar that softens the skin. Discuss with doctor ...Read more

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If I use retin a (tretinoin) on my face and neck, is sunscreen enough protection?

If I use retin a (tretinoin) on my face and neck, is sunscreen enough protection?

Sunscreen : I recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both uva and uvb rays. At least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include paba derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates for uvb absorption; benzophenones for shorter-wavelength uva protection; and avobenzone, ecamsule, and titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining uva spectrum. Wear protective clothing. ...Read more

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What should I use to remove blackness from sensetive area caused by peeling in retin a (tretinoin) cream?

What should I use to remove blackness from sensetive area caused by peeling in retin a (tretinoin) cream?

Tretinoin Irritation: Most common rash we see with the tretinoin derivatives is that people get a little irritation which causes pigment to be stimulated in the skin. As long as a Retin-A or tretinoin are stopped, these areas might go ahead and lighten to normalcy but they don't see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have eruptive syringtomas on my thigh, how can I cure it? I've tried retin a (tretinoin) cream, nothing works.

Typically topicals : Do not work. I recommend appointment with dermatologist for either electrodesiccation or laser treatments. And it can take multiple sessions ...Read more

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What oil or cream is best to lessen appearance of lines on stomach from sitting that don't go away? VitE oil? Retin-A to help exfoliate? Strivectin?

What oil or cream is best to lessen appearance of lines on stomach from sitting that don't go away? VitE oil? Retin-A to help exfoliate? Strivectin?

Wrong question: None of these things will have even slight effect on the NORMAL folds of skin on your abdomen. Put your energies into thinking about real improvements in your life. Exercise. Do not smoke. Eat vegetables. See what you can do to make someone happy. Learn new skills. Save for the future. ...Read more

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