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I have been using tazorac (tazarotene) for about two years. Due to insurance purposes I have to switch to tretinoin. I'm wondering how the transition will go?

I have been using tazorac (tazarotene) for about two years. Due to insurance purposes I have to switch to tretinoin. I'm wondering how the transition will go?

Will go fine: Tretinoin is less expensive but less potent. It is less irritating. There are several formulations. There are different strength creams and gels. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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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.

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.

Short answer...yes: What you have to understand is that acne is a chronic condition. For the most part, it can be controlled, but not necessarily cured. ...Read more

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Due to change of insurance, I can no longer afford clindamycin phosphate benzoyl peroxide gel and tretinoin cream. Is there is any compatible OCTs?

Due to change of insurance, I can no longer afford clindamycin phosphate benzoyl peroxide gel and tretinoin cream. Is there is any compatible OCTs?

Acne: You can try Benzoyl Peroxide which is available over the counter. Two strengths are available - 5% and 10%. It comes as a face wash and topical cream. It may show effects in about 4-6 weeks, If the acne has pustular appearance then you may tray oral antibiotic as well which again is a prescription only. ...Read more

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Where can u buy renova (tretinoin)?

Require Prescription: In the usa, Renova (tretinoin) requires a prescription and is not available over the counter. ...Read more

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Can I get renova (tretinoin) in france?

Can I get renova (tretinoin) in france?

Not legally: Renova is a us brand of tretinoin. France, as does the entire european union, has strict rules against importing non-eu manufactured prescription medications. Honestly, I am not a huge fan of Renova and you can get regular tretinoin in france very easily. Be careful with sun-exposure and use a good sunscreen with it. Start of at a low-dose until your skin becomes tolerant and ten increase it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my tretinoin is working?

How can I tell if my tretinoin is working?

Takes time: The age reversing effects of tretinoin usually are not seen for weeks if not months. Continuous use is required to allow the compound to take effect as it acts on the dna of the skin cells. ...Read more

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Can I use adapelene and tretinoin at same day?

WHY????: In makes no sense because they both do exactly the same thing. Yes, you can. But no reason to use both. Depending on the forms and strengths, adapalene tends to be more effective and better tolerated. ...Read more

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Usage for renova (tretinoin). Does anyone know:?

Wrinkles: Used for acne primarily but designed for "improving' wrinkles by the manufacturer. ...Read more

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How much time does tretinoin 0.025% take to work?

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. ...Read more

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Whether tretinoin and retinoic acid are the same things?

Tretinoin: Tretinoin or Retin-A is the topical form of retinoic acid. It is commonly used for acne. Tretinoin also has rejuvenative effects on the skin namely compacting the epidermis so skin looks and feels smoother, increasing collagen content so that skin has less fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizing brown spots to provide more even coloration. ...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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Can you use renova (tretinoin) once a week and get results?

Use more often: To start with, I recommend to my patients that it be used every night to get good results.
Even after four months, I ask them to use three nights a week. ...Read more

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Is it right that lamp light may decrease the effects of tretinoin?

Light and tretinoin: There was previously a suggestion that uv light (sunlight) inactivated tretinoin, but that has not been substantiated. No suggestion that other light, like lamp light inactivates tretinoin. ...Read more

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Is it weird to see an increase in freckles when they used tretinoin?

Tretinoin: There is usually lightening of spots with use of this product. If this situation persists, see you prescribing physician ...Read more

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So does florissant light or indoor lights effect renova (tretinoin)?

Not to our knowledge: Fluorescent lights should have no effect as they do not emit solar radiation. ...Read more

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I have been using tretinoin. 025% for 2 1/2 months with no results. Should I keep going?

Tretinoin 0.025%: Consider seeing your doctor (if you bought it from them) about going to a higher concentration. 0.1% is what my patients usually use. ...Read 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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Can you use tretinoin and clindymicin during the day, or is it better just at night? Is it ok twice daily once at night one in the morning?

Dosing schedule..: Tretinoin should only be used once a day - more frequently will only cause irritation and could make matters worse rather than better. For most people the routine is more easily done at night, but if for some odd reason morning really works alot better, it could be done. Just can't put make-up and sunscreen over it. Clindamycin, however, should be done topically twice a day, espeically if severe. ...Read more

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Can you take a 2 month summer break from renova (tretinoin) to catch a little sun. I mean little! Live in northeast and always in sun for summer.

Renova (tretinoin): Two weeks is a good amount of time. I usually recommend between one and two weeks prior to intense sun exposure. For moderate sun exposure, one does not need to stop the Retin-A at all, just use proper sun protection and avoid the sun in peak hours. Given that it will be difficult to avoid intense sun exposure on your trip, your plan to use sun protective clothing, eyewear and sunscreens. ...Read more

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Can you apply renova (tretinoin) in the day as long as you plan on staying inside out of sun? Thus does artificial light effect renova (tretinoin)?

Avoid ambient light: The difficulty with daytime plans of staying inside out of sun is that there is more ambient light than one intends, e.g. Through windows, etc. Plans change, and driving in the car will lead to exposure to sun. Artificial lights vary in wavelength, but usually are not the major concern. Check the particular types of light used, but most people avoid problems by using Renova (tretinoin) at night. ...Read more

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Why does tretinoin give you breakouts?

Yes: If applied incorrectl
1-more than what is required
2-not on a dried surface
3-if sun exposure
3-if you are sensitive to it
if you are doing things right then it is a n allergy and you need to see your physician ...Read more

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Will tretinoin work for fordcyde spots?

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. ...Read more

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I was prescribed tretinoin and clindamycin. When to apply these?

I was prescribed tretinoin and clindamycin. When to apply these?

For acne?: If for acne, I advise patients to cleanse face prior. Apply Clindamycin gel in am with tretinoin at night to affected areas. Skin sensitivity may result with the treinoin and you may discontinue until improvements in sensitivity are seen. Clindamycin can be applied 2 times daily (am and pm). ...Read more

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I'm a 34 yr old ex smoker but my skin is real thin for my age. Can retin a (tretinoin) thicken my skin enough that it won't tear so easily or heal so slowly?

YouEatEnoughProtein?: Retin-A is more of an exfoliant;it gets the cells cranking faster (faster "turnover")so that it can supposedly "rejuvinate"itself. Supposedly, the lower layers will thicken. But I've noticed that there is a great deal of individual variations in response to that med. It's pretty powerful. It's supposed to help with wrinkles, like the fine ones from smoking, but you'll need a dermatologist to supervise ...Read more

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Which better to remove the freckles tretinoin or hydroquinone??

You can use both: HQ and tretinoin are excellent treatments for improving discoloration. These two products at bedtime, along with SPF and antioxidants daytime, are the most recommended precription agents for hyperpigmentation. Triluma has both HQ and tretinoin in ONE product, so many doctors recommend this product for excellent results. ...Read more

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Expired tretinoin and clindamycin, should I use it or throw it out?

Expired tretinoin and clindamycin, should I use it or throw it out?

See below: There has been an (unscientific) study done by hammersmith hospital, london, uk (it carries a prestige like mayo clinic here in the usa). They tested about 20 commonly used (expired) cardiovascular, pain, some antibiotics etc. Products and found them to be nearly fully effective. That study has not been duplicated here. The best advice therefore is throw away those expired items. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

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