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Retin A Micro Directions
Expired cream: All medicines have expiration dates. The primary purpose for these expiration dates is to ensure freshness, quality and consistent efficacy with the drug. If a drug is out of date, it is best not to use it. ...Read more
Is retinol 0.9% weaker, stronger or even with the strength of tretnoin 0.04% ( retin a (tretinoin) micro). Will retin a (tretinoin) micro 0.04 % make a difference on my face?
Retinol vrs Retin A (tretinoin): Significantly less people respond to retinol creams than to retinoic acid [tretinoin, retin a], and the degree of response tends to be less too. In theory, you should be able to apply retinol to the skin, wait till it gets converted to retinoic acid, however the conversion rate is low and varies greatly among individuals. ...Read more
Retin A (tretinoin) Micro diluted with Emolene moisturiser. Is this effective for comedonal acne? Derm asked me to leave it on only for 10 minutes every day.
I want to use a glycolic acid cleanser followed by a salicylic toner followed by a retinol serum. How much time should I leave in between?
Let it dry.: Be sure you dilute and remove all of the glycolic and let skin dry completely before applying the salicylic. You may get irritation with retinol over the salicylic, so best to let it dry first and if so, don't use them together. You could use a hair dryer on cool to make this quicker. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: These drugs are safe to use together, and often prescribed that way. ...Read more
Is it ok to use neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser and then wait a while and apply retin-a micro at night ? Its an alpha/beta hydroxy wash
Which is better for wrinkles on your face Retin A, (tretinoin) Glycolic Acid or a product containing Retinol. I'm confused. Tyvm?
Different chemicals: They are all beneficial but are different. They stimulate skin to rapidly exfoliate, make new smoother skin and stimulate collagen&elastin. Tretinoin and Retinol come from Vit.A . Retin A:brand of Tretinoin, best effect, mostirritation,Script only. Retinol :midpotency, midirritant, OTC Glycolic acid is from Sugar. Lesser exfoliation and improvement of collagen&elastin, OTC, better for dry skin ...Read more
When using Retin A (tretinoin) and Hydroquinone can you apply the Hydroquinone after applying the Retin A (tretinoin) ? Will that work best for brown spots. Thank you
Yes: Yes, i usually have patients apply the retin-A first. Give it 15-20 minutes to absorb and then apply the Hydroquinone. I usually recommend hydroquinone as spot therapy rather than the whole face and recommend a non-hydroquinone product to lighten the whole face. ZO Skin/Medical has amazing products if you are interested. http://www.arslanianplasticsurgery.com/#!services2/cwtp ...Read more
Can I use collagen boosting moisturizer above the retinoid (retacnyl tretinoin) ? Also, is the use of a retinoid compatible with breastfeeding?
I use a pricey .03% retinol cream on my face. Would the benefits be the same if i mixed generic tretinoin cream with a moisturizer?
Difficult to say: Not all moisturizers are equal and you should use a non-comedogenic mositurizer. Furthermore not all delivery vehicles or preparations are equivalent. Microspheres allows a time release effect that is more gentle on skin. Furthermore separation of the two components allows you to increase the potency as you build tolerance. I am a fan of the component approach albeit the inconvenience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could showering in the morning affect the effects of retin a (tretinoin) if I use retin a (tretinoin) at night?
Does a tretinoin gel that doesn't contain any water have a ph? I have very strong skin, can I mix the tretinoin gel with a glycolic cream at the same time?
Tretinoin: No need for your use of both creams as they are similar so pick one. ...Read more
Is using asap aha cleanser(anti ageing acne) ok to use with tretinoin? I use cleanser morning/night then apply pea size tretinoin mixed w/ moisturiser
Skin treatment: Your skin treatment appears to be fine. ...Read more
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