Doctor insights on:
Tretinoin Gel Uses
Here are some. ..: Pearly penile papillose (PPP) is considered "normal" variation of the appearance of glans penis and Fordyce's spots are the ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles; both are harmless and require no Rx or active attention. Definitely, Tretinoin has no value for and should not be used for either one. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Yes but drying: Yes it is ok to use either but you may find your skin to become extremely dry and should use a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Peeling flaking and redness from retin a (tretinoin) gel. Is there something I can use after that won't clog pores and help results?
Doctor can recheck: If getting too much redness and peeling from facial retinoid use, such as Retin-A gel, one's doctor can help. Some patients try lengthening the Retin-A interval, for example, from twice a day to once a day, or from once a night to every-other-night. Some patients benefit from using over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for 3-5 days, while lengthening the Retin-A dosing interval. ...Read more
Yes: No problem. Just may have some excessive drying/irritation. If this happens alternate days in which you use them ...Read more
I am using tretinoin on my face. Can it be a cause for hairfall that I am experiencing. I use about a pea sized tretinoin gel daily before sleeping.
Not likely: Haven't heard of tretinoin (used for acne) causing hair loss or baldness. Hair loss is more likely familial (any other people in the family have hair loss at the particular age?) or may be due to hormonal causes. A primary care doctor can evaluate, if the hair loss seems unusual. ...Read more
I use topical tretinoin gel with minoxidil for hair growth. But there are accounts on the net claiming it causes hairloss. Please explain the truth.
A comparative study published in the american journal of dermatology in 2007 showed that:
the efficacy and safety of combined 5% Minoxidil and 0.01% tretinoin once-daily therapy appear to be equivalent to those of conventional 5% Minoxidil twice-daily therapy for the treatment of androgenic alopecia.
In other words, tretinoin does not appear to improve results of Minoxidil alone. ...Read more
I have got pimples, scars and pores on my face. Can I use benzoil peroxide at night and tretinoin gel in day time? I have oily skin. Any side effect?
I'm breast feeding a 11 months baby, can I use retin a topical gel (tretinoin. 25 mg/g -30g) on my face acne. & how to use it and for how long?
I'm using tretinoin gel for like 3 months now I have not seen results I've been washing my face with a face wash and I've still haven't seen improvmen?
Acne: You have acne and are treating it with tretinoin gel for 3 mo w/o satisfaction. 80% of teenagers say they get good to excellent results after 2 mo of alternating tretinoin with benzoyl peroxide. There are different strengths of both Benz and tretinoin. Also if you infected lesions antibiotics may be necessary. The natural history of acne is that you'll have it for several years and it will resolve ...Read more
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
Tretinoin: Best to just google this and get answer in few seconds. ...Read more
Is Tretinoin. 1% "Gel" same as Tretinoin. 1% "Cream"? Why is there so much difference in prices. Thanks.
Gel more potent: Prices are arbitrary, not based on actual cost of production, but determined but what the market will bear. Shop around. When a patient of mine in not covered by insurance for this I can sometimes find it for $25 for 100 Grams. Look for OTC ADAPALENE, generic for Differin, which will soon be sold OTC. It is better than tretinoin. Price not yet known but likely to be reasonable. ...Read more
What is the difference between retin a micro 0.04% and tretinoin microsphere gel 0.04% (supatret 0.04)?
No major differences: Different manufacturers often give the same drug a different brand name, as in this case. ...Read more
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
Does a tretinoin gel that doesn't contain any water have a ph? I have very strong skin, can I mix the tretinoin gel with a glycolic cream at the same time?
Tretinoin: No need for your use of both creams as they are similar so pick one. ...Read more
My dermatologist prescribed clindamycin gel and tretinoin gel (two separate tubes) but didn't give application instructions. Which goes on first?
My recs: Clinda gel should be twice a day and at night use a pea sized amount of the retinoid first then the clinda. Less is more with a retinoid. More is more irritating, not more effective. You also must be using a benzoyl peroxide wash or the bacteria will become resistant to the clinda. So, wash twice daily with bpo, clinda 2x/day, and retinoid nightly as 1st step. Cerave pm moist last at night. ...Read more
Hello, I have a 0.025 % tretinoin gel that was prescribed to me two years ago for my acne. It expired 01/2015. Can it still be used? Safe?
Simple answer is no: Medications breakdown over time sometimes they could potentially be good long after their expiration date but you can never be sure, so the safest thing to do is to never use medication after its expiration date. ...Read more
What is the difference between tretinoin and isotretinoin. Is retin a micro gel similar to isotrex topical gel, are they basically the same product?
Both are Vitamin A's:
One is a cream/gel the other one is a pill.
Accutane and Retin-A are both forms of vitamin a, just in different forms.
Retin-a or tretinoin (generic name) is a cream/gel is applied to the face and it works from the outside in.
Accutane (isotretinoin) is a high dose of vitamin a just like Retin-A is, but instead it is in a oral medication that works from the inside out. ...Read more
What is the difference between isotrex topical gel and retin a (tretinoin)? Asked my derm for retin a (tretinoin) and he prescribed me isotrex topical gel instead
About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, I tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...Read more
I had acne problem and i'am using tretinoin gel for more than 2 weeks. Due to that my skin has become darker and dry. Suggest a cure to this please?
Common problem: It is common for skin to get dry and irritated when beginning tretinoin. This usually improves on its own over time as your skin gets accustomed to it. Ask your doctor about decreasing your dose. Use a cleanser that won’t dry your skin (doesn’t foam or suds.) topical vitamin c (anti-inflammatory) will help. Moisturizers may help, too. ...Read more