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Will differin (adapalene) repair wrinkles?

Will differin (adapalene) repair wrinkles?

Maybe: Differin is adapalene, a medication that is used for the treatment of acne. It can cause a temporary swelling of the skin but is not advocated for lasting relief of wrinkles. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Depends on skin type: These are all retin a containing products and the proper formulation for use depends on your skin type. For example if you have very oily skin, the gel works best. If you have dry or sensitive skin Renova (tretinoin) or retin a micro contain moisturizers and/or time release dispersion of the retin a to diminish adverse side effects of the traditional retin a preparations. ...Read more

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How do I use retina (tretinoin), tazorac (tazarotene) (tazaratene), or differein (adapalene)?

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How do I use retina (tretinoin), tazorac (tazarotene) (tazaratene), or differein (adapalene)?

A little all over: These are topical drying agents. The goal is to prevent new lesion to form, so we treat the whole face rather than just spot treat. Apply a pea-sized amount to the full face nightly. If the dryness is not tolerable, you can try short contact of 15 minutes nightly for a couple of weeks and then leave on overnight. We expect a worsening of acne flare at 1-2 weeks, then better after 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

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Can differin (adapalene) cream darken my skin tone?

Can differin (adapalene) cream darken my skin tone?

Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation it is possible that the skin color can darken. Use sunscreen/avoid the sun. Darkening is more prominent in darker baseline skin colors. ...Read more

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Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Yes: Comply with directions. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If you do not get a good result, consider Isotretinoin if it is offered to you. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

No: No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort. ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...Read more

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What's better differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide?

Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself. ...Read more

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Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate them, or are indifferent, or let their partner decide. You have a choice. Laser therapy and fillers are used by dermatologists with much success. ...Read more

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Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Acne: Both can be effective, although through different actions. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is more effective with acne causing bacteria. Differing is a retinoid. Uses in conjunction, they can be very effective. But, it's all trial and error. ...Read more

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Does tazorac (tazarotene) help with acne scars?

Does tazorac (tazarotene) help with acne scars?

See below: Tazorac (tazarotene) does not treat acne scarring. It is a topical retinoid similar to, but more potent that retin-a. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakouts as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months. ...Read more

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Does retin a (tretinoin) cause hypopigmentation?

Does retin a (tretinoin) cause hypopigmentation?

It can: Any injury to the skin can result in hypopigmentation. It dries out the skin and dryness can leave light spots. There are also other causes. Check with the doctor who prescribed it and see if it is the cause and if there is a better alternative for you. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retina A: This makes your skin dry out bot oily what percentage are you using 0.25? ...Read more

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Retin A (tretinoin) or benzoyle peroxide what's better?

Retin A/benzyl: both of these medications work in a different way to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. As a first step of treatment, doctors always start with benzyl peroxide to help remove the clogging of sweat glands. Sometimes, we add antibiotics lotion to it to help treat the infection. if it doesn't work, we do Retin A (tretinoin) ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Tazarotene (Definition)

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Adapalene (Definition)

Adapalene is an acne agent which is a ...Read more