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Doctor insights on: Tretinoin Vs Tazorac

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What the difference between Tazorac (tazarotene) and tretinoin?

What the difference between Tazorac (tazarotene) and tretinoin?

Price: They both work well for acne, tazorac (tazarotene) is the brand name for tartarozene. T retinoin is generic for Retin A. T retinoin can be purchased for much cheaper take a look at these discount coupon prices. Http://m.goodrx. Com/tretinoin. Both are prescription drugs and can be prescribed in a prime visit. I have had good response in my practice to both. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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?

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

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Which is better retin A (tretinoin) or tazarotene?

Which is better retin A (tretinoin) or tazarotene?

Retin A (tretinoin): According to the experts, Retin A (tretinoin) or Tretinoin is preferred. Because of easier titration and less irritation. Need input from dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you use tazorac in the day and renova (tretinoin) at night, given that your skin can handle it?

???: Not a great idea.
First, sunlight inactivates retinoids so whichever one you use during the don't won't work as well.
Second, you really only need to use one retinoid. You won't get any more benefit from using two, or even from using the same one twice daily.
Finally, tazorac tends to be harsh and Renova (tretinoin) was made to be very gentle. Strange combination to use both. ...Read more

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I was wondering your preference between tretinoin and tazarotene. Do you find one to be more effective? My interest concerns stretch marks.

Which to use?: We don't fully understand how most drugs work. That being said, the two you mentioned seem to act on the same cell receptors to the same effect. With that being the case you look for price aaa a guide and in using that as guide topical tretinoin wins hands down. ...Read more

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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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What's better for acne tretinoin or Tazorac (tazarotene).?

What's better for acne tretinoin or Tazorac (tazarotene).?

Acne: They are both excellent formulations, each a little different ...Read more

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If I don't have acne, but want to use a retinoid for anti-aging properties, which do you recommend? (adapalene vs tretinoin vs tazarotene)

There is good data: For both tretinoin and tazarotene. There multiple available concentrations for tretinoin that make titration easier. Some people feel like tretinoin may be less irritating too. ...Read more

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How do I use retina (tretinoin), tazorac (tazarotene) (tazaratene), or differein (adapalene)?

A little all over: These are topical drying agents. The goal is to prevent new lesion to form, so we treat the whole face rather than just spot treat. Apply a pea-sized amount to the full face nightly. If the dryness is not tolerable, you can try short contact of 15 minutes nightly for a couple of weeks and then leave on overnight. We expect a worsening of acne flare at 1-2 weeks, then better after 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin) or one of its derivatives tazorac or differin can be purchased from chemist by what brand names? Can it be bought without having prescription?

Retin a (tretinoin) or one of its derivatives tazorac or differin can be purchased from chemist by what brand names? Can it be bought without having prescription?

Retinoids: All of the named retinoids are available by prescription only in the United States.
Retinol is available without a prescription. ...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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Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retina A: This makes your skin dry out bot oily what percentage are you using 0.25? ...Read more

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Does retin a (tretinoin) cause hypopigmentation?

Does retin a (tretinoin) cause hypopigmentation?

It can: Any injury to the skin can result in hypopigmentation. It dries out the skin and dryness can leave light spots. There are also other causes. Check with the doctor who prescribed it and see if it is the cause and if there is a better alternative for you. ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin from using retin a (tretinoin)?

Darkening of the skin from using retin a (tretinoin)?

Photosensitivity: Retin-a causes photosensitivity (increased sensitivity to the sun) which can over time without proper sun protection cause hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. Retin-a is used to help improve brown spots and sun damage but it's important for one to be diligent about avoiding the sun or using proper sun protection if using retin-a. ...Read more

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Will anything reduce redness from retin a (tretinoin)?

Will anything reduce redness from retin a (tretinoin)?

Yes: Reducing retin a (tretinoin) dose or using a product which delivers retin a (tretinoin) (such as retin a (tretinoin) micro) can reduce redness. This redness is usually transient and desired to some degree. Avoidance of the sun and using the product at night are other tactics. Lastly, steroid creams can temporarily aid in the reduction of this redness. ...Read more

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Hypopigmentation from retin a (tretinoin) is temporary?

Hypopigmentation from retin a (tretinoin) is temporary?

Causes Hyperpigmanta: Retin a (tretinoin) is known to cause hypopigmentation especially if you sit in son without sun screen. The darker spots appear darker and skin surrounding looks lighter
and dark spots will turn lighter after you stop using retin a (tretinoin) and your skin will return to the way it was before
i will advice consult your doctor or dermatologist if you still have cncerns as every ones skin is different. ...Read more

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Retin A (tretinoin) or benzoyle peroxide what's better?

Retin A/benzyl: Both of these medications work in a different way to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. As a first step of treatment, doctors always start with benzyl peroxide to help remove the clogging of sweat glands. Sometimes, we add antibiotics lotion to it to help treat the infection. If it doesn't work, we do Retin A (tretinoin) ...Read more

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Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

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

Dr. James Krick
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