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Retin A Treatment
Oily skin, prone to blackheads molescum contageous as well. When is it best to start retin-a treatment? It's getting warmer now. Hot or cold months?
Sunscreen Important: It is not so much the season that is important. Be sure and protect your skin with sunscreen as it will be more prone to burn. The retin a (tretinoin) will unfortunately not resolve the molluscum contagiosum warts, however. Those will eventually resolve on their own. May take 18 months. ...Read more
Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more
See below: It can cause some visible mismatched bleaching. ...Read more
I recently stopped my retin-a acne treatment after several years. I've been 98% clear for nearly two months now. Is it safe to assume I'm home free?
Maybe: Many assume that acne ends after the teen years but some will have recurring problems well into their mid thirties or later. You need to pay attention to your skin daily & re-institute your routine if you start to see recurrence. We can hope this is behind you but don't assume so, you can stop a worrisome outbreak if you stay on top of things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks doctor. I went on a retin-A cycle a while ago but when I stopped I found myself with acne again. So I don't get, when I stop any treatment ever?
Acne: I would recommend that you see a dermatology specialist. They should treat you with low dose antibiotics, a topical antibiotic, and the retin-A. Retin-A is a good thing, it reverses sun damage, but can also cause sunburn easier if not protected. Use a physical sunblock containing zinc or titanium oxide. Don't become discouraged. Also you are old enough to call it Rosacea, not acne as you are adult ...Read more
I've read that liquid retin a (tretinoin) used to be used on geograpic tongue, is this a safe treatment?
Not recommended: I believe Retin-A should be kept away from the eyes, the mouth, angles of the nose, and mucous membranes. All medications have some potential risk and since geographic tongue is a benign condition that does generally not require treatment, i would not recommend using liquid Retin-A for that purpose. Ask your own dentist or physician for advice. Make sure what you have is truly geophraphic tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia
Treating melasma with Retin A and vitamin C,would it be best to shave off the fine hairs so the treatment works better, any opinions tyvm?
Won't help: You need a bleaching agent to decrease discoloration, like hydroxyquinone. Z. Obagi, MD, was the 1st to develop an effective prescription program esp. for hyperpigmentation (dark spots). His program is now generic (Dermesse, is 1 of the equivalent programs), which makes it far more affordable. See dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or doctor who does some aesthetic medicine for best/fastest results ...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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Dear doctors What causes stretch marks? What is treatment of stretch marks on legs .Is there a difference between tretinoin (Retin-A) and retinol?
Penis skin got burned by retin A (tretinoin). Skin is dull, papery&dry but no flakiness or peeling but it hurts when apply moisturizing cream. Help! TREATMENT?
Possibly: Your skin may react and be more sensitive to LED light therapy if you are using topical retinol products. Definitely discuss your concerns and let your provider know you are using it. They may prefer you stop it for a couple days prior to LED therapy. ...Read more
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
I have eruptive syringtomas on my thigh, how can I cure it? I've tried retin a (tretinoin) cream, nothing works.
Used retin a (tretinoin) on penis head, skin got burned but now healed. Noticing small dark spots on penis head. How to cure this Please help!!
See below: Not unusual to have either residual hypo- or hyperpigmenation of the penis (shaft or glans) after treatment or resolution of any type of infection, inflammation, or irritation. Such pigmentation tends to return toward normal with time (months to years). Trying to normalize these areas with various topicals sometimes delay rather than enhances the process. Recommend see a dermatologist if concerned ...Read more
None: Retin-A and similar medications are not over-the-counter in the U.S. They require a doctor's exam and prescription. Some cosmetics and OTC creams use retinol, which is a type of vitamin A, maybe because manufacturers think using the word "retinol" may sell more creams than using the word "vitamin A." ...Read more
Most people...: ...Notice superficial redness and peeling almost immediately - often after the very first application. Deeper effects, such as stimulation of new collagen formation, takes longer - weeks to months - because collagen regenerates so slowly. The more potent formulations work more quickly than milder ones -- but they also cause more irritation of the skin. ...Read more
Why aren't i developing a reaction to retin-a ? All I have is minor dryness and flaking. I have been on it for almost a week.
You are doing well: Minor dryness will resolve in another week. Use a moisturizer if you wish. The improvement will occur in 2-3 months. ...Read more
Is it ok to start using retin-a during summer? And use spf50 during the day? How often to apply retin-a when starting? Thanks
Avoid sun : Avoid sun exposure bet. 10-2. Wear sunblock and reapply at least every 2 hours maybe even more. You can start by keeping it on your skin overnight or as short as you can tolerate. If you're itchy or it feels like it burning, wash it off, skip next day. Do the same next time until you are able to tolerate it without a lot of side effects. So start every other day woke it up to daily ...Read more
Retin-A: Retin-a users reported improvements in skin texture, including diminished wrinkles and brown spots. Early studies soon confirmed its anti-aging effects. In 1988, dr. Voorhees and his colleagues at michigan published the first double-blind study of retin-a’s effect on photodamaged skin and found that all 30 patients who completed the 16-week study showed statistically significant improvement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Might need delay: While both can be used on the same patient, there are reasons why they may need to be separated by days, weeks, or months, depending on individual doctor recommendation and experience. One of retin-a's effects is to thin the top layer of skin. This might interfere with healing or affect amount of irritation from microdermabrasion. Both can be beneficial, but need to be used carefully. ...Read more
A few wks:
Most of the time, any increase in acne that occurs after using tretinoin disappears after two to three months of treatment. If it persists for the more than three months, it's best to talk to your doctor about applying tretinoin less frequently or switching to a lower concentration cream. www.forhims.com
No: Effect will be alm, ost the same. ...Read more
Shaving and retin-a micro ? I usually shave at night, and generally the retin-a is applied to my cheeks where i did not shave. Is that fine ?
Yes: You monitor the application to fit your face. Be careful on applying where you have shaved. ...Read more