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How to get rid of inflammation caused by acne medications (tretinoin)?

How to get rid of inflammation caused by acne medications (tretinoin)?

Space Dosing: Taking the recommmended every day pea sized amount to an every other day pea sized amount is helpful. If you are using more than a "pea" sized amount, then reduce accordingly! Be sure to wear sunscreen and avoid the sun, also! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Will tretinoin cream dry my face during the whole course of the medication?

Will tretinoin cream dry my face during the whole course of the medication?

Yes: Most people experience dryness of the skin when using retinoid products. It is the way they work, but sometimes an uncomfortable side effect. ...Read more

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Where can u buy renova (tretinoin)?

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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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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Will tretinoin help with dark armpits?

Dark armpits: Yes tretinoin will work, but 4 percent glycolic acid might work better ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Maybe: You might find thst your skin will get too dry and irritated esp in the winter. You could decrease frquency of use which might help. ...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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Botox and renova (tretinoin) at same time?

Yes: Botox is used to relax or paralyze certain muscles of expression that cause deep wrinkles or worry lines (ie: glabella, forehead, crows's feet). Renova is tretinoin, a derivative of vitamin a, which is topically as an anti-aging cream, to minimize pores, and to help with sun damage and age spots, and acne or whiteheads/blackheads. These products are complementary to one another. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) 0.05 really work?

Acne treatment: It helps for acne treatment and decrease wrinkle appearance. You didn't mention what are you using it for. If it's for acne a course of antibiotics would help too. ...Read more

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What drugstore products use retin-a/tretinoin?

Retin-A=prescription: Retin-a is a prescription medication and not available in otc products. However other retinoids such as retinol are widely available in many cosmeceuticals. ...Read more

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Is tretinex different than renova (tretinoin)?

Tretinex=Acne Only: Tretinex is acutaine and used for acne. Tretinoin (Retin-A) is a cream used to treat sun dsmaged skin. Renova, in my opinion, has no use as it is tretinoin mixed with mineral oil to prevent its penetrating the skin, thus markedly reducing its effectiveness. At your age, tretinoin is what you need. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist experienced in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Does moisturizing slow down the tretinoin process?

Not at all: Moisturizer will not diminish the effects of tretinoin. In fact, it will prevent the dryness that many people experience with tretinoin treatment. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen weber, M.D.
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Can I use retin a (tretinoin) micro after expired?

Expired cream: All medicines have expiration dates. The primary purpose for these expiration dates is to ensure freshness, quality and consistent efficacy with the drug. If a drug is out of date, it is best not to use it. ...Read more

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What happens if I use too much retin a (tretinoin)?

What happens if I use too much retin a (tretinoin)?

Dry skin: Retin-a is very drying, so using too much can cause excessive dryness. Also, it makes you more sensitive to sunburn, which is why it is usually recommended to only use a small amount and always use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Where can you get tretinoin (aka retin a, retirides)?

Retin A, (tretinoin) Retinoids: This is a prescription medication - usually obtained by your dermatologist, plastic surgeon or primary care physician though any physician can prescribe it. ...Read more

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Can u get murad facials if using retin a (tretinoin)?

Retin A (tretinoin): Speak to your dermatologist: if you are using a prescription retin a (tretinoin) cream, your skin is highly sensitive to any other chemical as well as mechanical manipulation. Check with your derm. ...Read more

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What are my options if tretinoin/retin-a is not working?

Add a second Rx: Often an antibiotic, topical or systemic, can be added. Never use an antibiotic all by itself for acne. For a woman, spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill may clear the disease. Isotretinoin is for the toughest cases and isn't for the faint-hearted but is hugely effective. ...Read more

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Can tretinoin be used on top of pustules? Is it helpful?

Can tretinoin be used on top of pustules? Is it helpful?

Yes and no: Tretinoin is a prescription medicine used in acne and typically helps with comedonal acne (blackheads) and typically the topical antibiotics are more helpful for pustules. However if you are having pustular acne you already have comedonal acne so you do need a medication like tretinoin to help open up the pores. Use daily as prescribed ...Read more

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What are the tretinoin creams (.1%) available on the market?

Many concentrations: Not exactly sure what you are asking, but there are many strengths.. 01%. 025%. 05%. 1% are all possibilities. If this is not exactly what you were looking for, please rephrase and ask us again! ...Read more

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How long does it take to see results in skin when using tretinoin?

How long does it take to see results in skin when using tretinoin?

2-8 weeks: Initially there may be some peeling and early improvement of texture, however the long term impact on increasing collagen production will take longer closer to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Should I stop using tretinoin if I want to go to the beach and tan?

Good plan: Tretinoin increases the risk of sun burn and sun sensitivity. It is recommended to use at least spf 25 or greater and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Going to the beach and tanning goes against the reason most people use tretinoin. In the long term you are probably better of stopping the tanning than the tretinoin. ...Read more

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Should I apply tretinoin all over my face or just in certain areas?

Should I apply tretinoin all over my face or just in certain areas?

Either way: At 17 I am assuming this is for acne. Many prefer to simply apply to areas of acne this is fine however it will not correct the other areas of you face and help normalize that tissue so new lesion may appear. ...Read more

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