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Tazorac Cream Or Gel
Same medicine but...: Gels in general are a bit stronger than their cream counterparts of the same medicine. So if you have a medicine that is working and then the effects begin to wane a bit, or you see response but could see better, sometimes going to the gel will help. But with increased strength also comes increased side effects, so be careful. ...Read more
Hi. Would like to know what is the strongest strenth of retin-a? And is gel better then cream? Thank you
0.1%: Highest concentration of Retin-A available is 0.1%. Whether you want cream, lotion, or gel depends on how oily your skin is: cream will dry it out least, gel most, & lotion in the middle. ...Read more
Is it true that Retin-A gel can be a little more stronger than the Retin-A cream, therefore be a little more effective?
Yes: Gel is stronger than cream, as is ointment. The progression from weakest to strongest is cream, ointment, gel. Be aware that you may also have more irritation/side effects with stronger method. Make sure to use sunscreen daily! ...Read more
What's the difference between Retin-A gel compared to the cream? I Will be using for wrinkles. Are they both just as effective?
My pierced left earlobe hole is infected. Will my acne cream/gel, respectively, benzamycin and retin-A work, or is neosporin strong enough?
See dermatologist: This may be a reaction to something applied to it, maybe not infection. DOES IT ITCH?? Throw away the neosporin. It is not only useless against infection, it is one of the most common things people are allergic to. ...Read more
Tazorac (tazarotene) cream expiration, what are some problems that could come up if you took them?
May not work as effectively.
I would get a refill. ...Read more
How do I buy Tazorac (tazarotene) cream when they don't sell it or the active ingredient, here in the UK anymore?
Try online pharmacy: You may be able to buy your preferred formulation from an online pharmacy with a valid prescription. As long as your prescription is valid, there's nothing wrong with getting your Tretinoin from an international pharmacy that still formulates it, assuming it can get through customs in your country. ...Read more
Just got prescribed the acne gel tazorac (tazarotene) have not seen improvement yet how long does it take to start working?
May take 6 weeks: You have to be patient, it may take up to 6 weeks to see results ...Read more
The only...: ...Significant side effect from tazorac, (tazarotene) in my experience, is dryness and irritation. Wait an hour after washing your face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. And apply it at bedtime, so that any irritation will occur while you're asleep. ...Read more
Can I use Tazorac cream on a Plantar wart? I was recently told I have one (wart) and my son no longer uses the cream.
Is it normal to still break out when switching from Tazorac to Tretinoin cream? I was clear on Tazorac but had to switch due to insurance.
Over used cream contain compound tazarotene, a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids, my skin is burning, red and itching so badly, what to use?
Nothing: Take a couple days off to let your skin heal. I might do just a plain Eucerin creme. Just about anything on your skin right now will burn. When you restart remember a pea sized amount is all you need. And you might be able to do every other day application, and still get the anti acne effect you are looking for! ...Read more
I am restoring my foreskin by stretching my skin using a restoration device. Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) gel on my penis to help with skin growth?
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
What dose of tazorac (tazarotene) should I mix with my under eye cream to improve wrinkles and fine lines?
Just a Smidge!: Tazorac, retin a, (tretinoin) retinoic acid… all have an fda approval for reduction of wrinkles around the eyes. Use the equivalent of one half the size of a pea mixed with your eye cream which should be enough for both sides. Try to stay below the bony rim of the eyesocket to avoid accidentally getting into the eyes. If you experience redness or irritation remove immediately and consult your doctor! ...Read more
I have been using Tazorac (tazarotene) gel 0.1% for about 6 mnths for acne. I have some peeling and dryness. Any suggestions for moisturizers/cleanser?
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Cetaphil and Ceravue are two examples. ...Read more
Will mixing tazorac (tazarotene) with under eye moisture cream help with tightening under my eyes and filling in wrinkles around my eyes?
Retinoids Work!: Yes it will work, absolutely, it is long term, and retin-a, a closely related product is actually one of the very few fda approved anti-wrinkle creams! You must be careful with it though, it is a mild acid, and can burn your skin, especially in the sun. Start out by using it every other day mixed in a very small amount, mixed with your regular moisturizing cream. I give this to all my patients. ...Read more
What's more effective for cystic acne for 20 year old female. Benzoyl peroxide gel or tazorac (tazarotene) gel?
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
Still have acne?: If you still have acne such as blackheads and whiteheads then retin a is appropropiate. Acne does not stop at 19 in everybody. It is used only at night because it increases sensitivity to sunlight. A weaker version called Renova (tretinoin) is used for fine wrinkling in older individuals. Retin a is a relatively mild acne cream especially in the weaker strength of. 025. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the Retin-A does not irritate your skin, it is alright to use. Remember it will make you skin get a sunburm more easily so me sure to use a sunscreen everyday, which you should do anyway. ...Read more