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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.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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
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...See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Different people will respond differently. If you have a lot of comedones, tretinoin may be the better medicine for starters. I see you are already receiving several different treatments. Your physician may try you on a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day or refer you for consideration as an Isotretinoin patient. Acne is non-lifestyle-related, serious & treatable. Best wishes.
Maybe: Fordyce spots are areas of cutaneous sebaceous hyperplasia, and can be found on the lips, genitalia, and other areas where sebaceous glands are less common. Numerous options have been tried, including co2 and pulsed dye laser, as well as topical agents, often with mixed results. Retin-a is an exfoliant and might help, but can cause dryness and irritation. See your dermatologist for more advice.See 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid little white bumps on the upper lips? Some people call them Fordyce spots. Nothings works even tretinoin...
Is it safe to use tretinoin cream.01% long-term? Have used for 10 years...Great skin. Also curious whether it counts toward my daily vitamin a?
Safety long-term use: It is theoretically safe to use tretinoin long-term without adverse consequences to your skin. There is some anecdotal evidence that there is an increased risk for the occurrence of skin cancer in retinoid and retinol users who live in high sun areas. This is presumably because vitamin a derivatives increase sun sensitivity and use of sunscreen and sun protective measures are wholly inadequate.See 2 more doctor answers
I am using tretenoin cream at night with daily sulfur wash. Do you know of a better (natural/less toxic) alternative to cetaphil/cerave's moisturizer?
Lotions and creams.: It would be very helpful to know what you are treating. Is it psoriasis? Need more information to give you advice.
May I know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate..... Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?
Quite a number: The following are some of the common side effects: -pruritus, dryness, redness, bluish grey coloration (ochronosis), sun burns, sensitization, peeling of the skin, distorted sensation to touch (paraesthesia), photosensitivity, telangiectasia (tiny dilated blood vessel on the skin). Check with your doctor to find out why your symptoms return.
Is there any tips to avoid/minimize side-effects to tretinoin cream 0, 05% treatment? My skin is very sensitive to it.
Lessen side effects: My first recommendation is to switch to the 0.025% strength as it is just as effective with fewer side effects. If you don't want to waste the tube, cut it with a drop of hand lotion, one to one and start using it every other day instead of daily. After a few weeks of this, you may be able to work up slowly to daily use. Always apply at night and use sun-protection in the day.See 2 more doctor answers
How long does the initial breakout last with tretinoin, I'm using it and getting zits in places I have never before?
Be patients: Your acne probably will get worse (red, scaling skin and an increase in acne sores) during the first 7-10 days that you use this medication. Nevertheless, continue to use it; the acne sores should disappear. Usually 2-3 weeks (and sometimes more than 6 weeks) of regular use of tretinoin is required before improvement is seen. Address concerns to your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
My dermatologist prescribed me 4%hydroquinone +tretinoin+mometasone furoate. For 3 weeks, is it safe to use this combination for such a long duration?
You should always: Believe that your doctor is doing what's best for you, if your doctor says you should combine those for three weeks then you should listen to your doctor. If you are that uncomfortable about it, then I suggest going to another doctor and getting a second opinion. It's hard to get a second opinion here because no one knows your medical/personal history.
Is it okay to mix a pea size amount if my tretinoin with moisturiser? Or should I apply moisturiser after? I wait 30m after cleansing to apply it
At least 4 weeks: It may take 4-6 weeks to see beneficial results from acne treatment with a tretinoin. This is the lower strength so sometimes you may need to increase the strength. Tretinoin is first line therapy for mild to moderate comedonal acne. Keep in mind it is a photosensitive medication, avoid applying in the daytime especially in the summer.See 1 more doctor answer