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Retin A Creams That Tighten The Neck
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.
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
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 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
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
It happened to me that when I apply certain facial creams or moisturizers my nostrils get dry and my throat tight, and sometimes my mouth gets dry.?
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
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
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
What's the difference between Retin-A gel compared to the cream? I Will be using for wrinkles. Are they both just as effective?
I have stieva-a forte 0.1% cream (tretinoin) is retin-a cream better and more potent? Better results? Thanks
I just started using retin a (tretinoin) 0.025 cream. After my second application, the next day I had heachache, should I keep using the cream?
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?
Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more
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
I used retin a (tretinoin) cream to remove and peel the blackness of the sensitive area for two months, but this increased blackness what should I do?
Stop using product: Stop using the product!Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
None: They all require a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?
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
I have eruptive syringtomas on my thigh, how can I cure it? I've tried retin a (tretinoin) cream, nothing works.
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