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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Tretinoin (Definition)

Tretinoin is a cancer agent.

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What does tretinoin cream do for post acne marks?

What does tretinoin cream do for post acne marks?

Acne: Tretinoin cream is a treatment for acne. If you have marks, they could be scars. It does not do much for them. ...Read more

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How exactly does tretinoin 'drain' whiteheads?

It doesn't. : It promotes cell turnover and growth if the deeper cell layers which causes shedding of the superficial layers and the associated shifts while decreasing rue activity of the sebaceous glands to decrease the future formation of whiteheads or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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Skin Health (Tip)

Skin Health

Tretinoin topical (retin a, renova) has been proven to improve facial wrinkles. ...See more

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Will using tretinoin on my freckles help fade them? If yes then i what time and how to use it?

Will using tretinoin on my freckles help fade them? If yes then i what time and how to use it?

Freckles: Tretinoin will help fade freckles over time but if you go out in the sun again the freckles will return. Hydroquinone is also very effective at reducing dark spots. ...Read more

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Hi my doctor prescribe me tee tree soap, clindamycin sloution and tretinoin cream 0.05 %.. But my 1st week get me more breakouts, is it normal?

Yes: As your skin is 'getting used to' the treatment, much of the material that works its way to the surface is being released a bit more quickly resulting in a higher number of acne eruptions than normal. This should settle down as your skin gets accustomed to your new regimen. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Beauty

Melasma can be treated with daily sunprotection and topical hydroquinone and tretinoin. ...See more

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I was prescribed minocyline HCl and tretinoin cream a week and a half ago. How long should the combo take to clear my skin?

I was prescribed minocyline HCl and tretinoin cream a week and a half ago. How long should the combo take to clear my skin?

Acne: On average, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to start see response to these medication. Keep working with cleaning your face with hypoallergenic soap like neutrogenea ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin and benzoil peroxcide at the same time?

Unsure: "benzoyl peroxide will disable tretinoin leaving the tretinoin useless". Then there is other evidence that this is not so....http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2958193/ "there was no benzoyl peroxide-induced degradation of tretinoin when the optimized formulation of tretinoin gel (0.05%) was admixed with Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (6.26%)" . They both can dry the skin out... ...Read more

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Beauty

The acne medication, tretinoin cream, can help reverse sun damage improving the skin's appearance. ...See more

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Doctor, I used tretinoin (0.04%) over my freckles on cheeks. My skin peeled but now its looking quite stretchy and shiny with less elasticity.Pls help?

Doctor, I used tretinoin (0.04%) over my freckles on cheeks. My skin peeled but now its looking quite stretchy and shiny with less elasticity.Pls help?

Tretinoin/retin-a: When first starting a routine of tretinoin it's important to give your skin time to adjust. As you've noticed it can be quite drying and irritating during the initial stages. Applying it at night and using a heavy moisturizer, and using it every other day or every third day while your skin adapts should help. After a few weeks your skin's appearance will be improved. ...Read more

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