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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Why is retin-a micro taking sooooo long for me to see results ? Its been 8-9 weeks and only thing i noticed was less breakouts. Still have uneven skin

Acne is improving: Since you are having fewer breakouts, the retin a (tretinoin) micro is working. A newer medication that might work even better is epiduo. Acne is usually a chronic condition and cannot be "cured" overnight. It will take time so be patient. How are you cleansing your face? A gentle cleanser like cetaphil oil control is good, as is a brush like a clarisonic. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use retin-a micro while on Accutane ? I've sort of gotten dependent on it everynight and now i started Accutane today so im not sure

Retin a (tretinoin) : Typically a topical retinoid such as this is discontinued while on an oral retinoid such as Accutane . Check with your dermatologist since the two products combined may cause your skin to become overly dry and irritated in addition to becoming more sun sensitive. ...Read more

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Is retin-a micro safe as an acne medicine?

See below: Generally, yes, assuming you're not pregnant and take proper precautions regarding sunlight exposure. In addition, it's always important to read the package insert. ...Read more

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Is it normal if after using retin-a micro for my skin to be peeling off?

Is it normal if after using retin-a micro for my skin to be peeling off?

Yes : Retin a (tretinoin) does cause peeling but if too much or too irritating , you may need to back off or use a lower concentration. ...Read more

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What is the difference between retin a micro 0.04% and tretinoin microsphere gel 0.04% (supatret 0.04)?

No major differences: Different manufacturers often give the same drug a different brand name, as in this case. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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