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Is it safe to take retin-a while pregnant?

Is it safe to take retin-a while pregnant?

NO: Retin a (tretinoin) 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 more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to use retin-a topically while pregnant?

Is it safe to use retin-a topically while pregnant?

No: We really don't recommend it. Which is hard since most acne gets worse during pregnancy. Retin-a is similar to vitamin a and you can overdose on vitamin a during pregnancy which can injure your baby. You can do facial cleansers however. ...Read more

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Is Retin a (tretinoin) micro topical safe to use three times a week if pregnant?

Is Retin a (tretinoin) micro topical safe to use three times a week if pregnant?

I recommend against: During pregnancy elevated hormones can cause skin changes. However topical tretinoin should be avoid in pregnancy due to teratogenicity (abnormal fetal development) risks. Please talk to your doctor or dermatogist re safer options during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When can I start using retin a (tretinoin) after pregnancy?

When can I start using retin a (tretinoin) after pregnancy?

Immediately: Since retin a (tretinoin) is topical, even if you are breastfeeding, it should be fine. If bottle feeding, there is not question that you can start immediately if needed. ...Read more

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How can my pregnant daughter get off retin-a without getting more acne?

How can my pregnant daughter get off retin-a without getting more acne?

Topical antibiotics: Topical antibiotics, glycolic acid products, salicylic acid cleansers and benzoyl peroxides are considered by most dermatologists to be safe when used for acne in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Will there be any advserse effect on my baby if I used retin a (tretinoin) 0.5mg for about the first 6 weeks of pregnancy on my face alone?

Will there be any advserse effect on my baby if I used retin a (tretinoin) 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 more

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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?

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 more

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