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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Will there be any advserse effect on my baby if I used retin a 0.5mg for about the first 6 weeks of pregnancy on my face alone?
YES!: In the beginning the embryo consists of just one cell which divides into two cells, they into 4, then 8 etc. Early on any damage to a cell will have catastrophic results because if is one of the first 4 cells then 1/4 of the whole body would not develop. Damage done this early brings about a miscarriage. Later on when the baby has all its parts then damage to a cell leads to defects in that part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have melasma spots all over my face from past pregnancy and bcp/hormones. Don't want retin-a or hydroquinone 2nd to chemicals. Any effective lasertx?
Various treatments: Melasma can be frustrating to have and a challenge to treat. Daily sun protection is important. Often the best results may occur by using a combination of treatments. These include topical treatments, peels and sometimes laser. Lasers can be helpful, but i recommend treatment with low energies, as higher energies can sometimes stimulate pigment worsening. Even when tx helps, recurrence is common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How much of a topical application of retin-a 0.5mg is absorbed into a woman's bloodstream and is such quantity teratogenic?
Minimal: Studies of tretinoin cream have shown maternal blood levels 2-48hr after application to be essentially zero. However, because of significant problems with the oral form, the topical med is considered a category c , a group where no long term studies during pregnancy can verify its safety. ...Read more
NO: Retin a is a drug for the treatment of acne and is not safe to take during pregnancy as it is known to cause defects in the developing fetus. Dermatologists recommend the use of two forms of contraception while taking retina. If a pregnancy is suspected or occurs while taking this drug. Your ob/gyn should be contacted immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male? I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a
Accutane: Accutane is indeed a powerful drug and does have some potential serious side effects. It needs to be managed very closely by someone very familiar with it, such as a dermatologist. Retin a is certainly another option, as are some combination products like epiduo. Depending on the predominant type of acne you have, you may certianly be a candidate for one over the other. Best to ask your derm doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My potty dark and rough and there is small acne under the skin what's the treatment? Can i use retin A cream
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