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Tretinoin Acne Agent
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
I've been using tretinoin 0.05 for 2 weeks still out of new acne and scars are still the same i didn't feel a lot of changes, should I increase the dose?
Possibly ... but : Not on your own.... Call your dermatologist to discuss options and to understand side effects associated with increase doses. ...Read more
Never had acne problems ever, I'm 48 and my face is breaking out all the time,retin a (tretinoin) is too strong. Don't know why or what to do. Very upset.
How does acne cyst go away? Does applying tretinoin help? I can't go to a dermatologist as i can't afford, i would be really greatful if i get advice:(
Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?
Acne: they are both excellent formulations, each a little different ...Read more
Irritation: Irritation from topical treatments for acne can often make the acne worse. Every person is different and what works for one person, may make another persons acne worse. One option is to reduce the frequency of application to every other night and use only a pea-sized drop. If irritation is still a problem, then changing the regimen completely is recommended. ...Read more
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. ...Read more