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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Vesanoid (Overview)

Vesanoid is a cancer agent.


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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Vesanoid (Overview)

Vesanoid is a cancer agent.


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How exactly does tretinoin 'drain' whiteheads?

How exactly does tretinoin 'drain' whiteheads?

It doesn't.: It promotes cell turnover and growth if the deeper cell layers which causes shedding of the superficial layers and the associated shifts while decreasing rue activity of the sebaceous glands to decrease the future formation of whiteheads or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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Hi my doctor prescribe me tee tree soap, clindamycin sloution and tretinoin cream 0.05 %. But my 1st week get me more breakouts, is it normal?

Hi my doctor prescribe me tee tree soap, clindamycin sloution and tretinoin cream 0.05 %. But my 1st week get me more breakouts, is it normal?

Yes: As your skin is 'getting used to' the treatment, much of the material that works its way to the surface is being released a bit more quickly resulting in a higher number of acne eruptions than normal. This should settle down as your skin gets accustomed to your new regimen. Hang in there! ...Read more

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I was prescribed minocyline HCl and tretinoin cream a week and a half ago. How long should the combo take to clear my skin?

I was prescribed minocyline HCl and tretinoin cream a week and a half ago. How long should the combo take to clear my skin?

Acne: On average, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to start see response to these medication. Keep working with cleaning your face with hypoallergenic soap like neutrogenea ...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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How long does tretinoin cream 0.05 works for acne marks?

How long does tretinoin cream 0.05 works for acne marks?

Use forever: I love tretinoin and think that every non-pregnant person should be using this (until it expires, of course). A small pea sized amount to your entire face at night is recommended. You can use it elsewhere if desired but not overuse as will cause irritation. Works for acne, pigmentation, mild scars, and reversing sun damage. Use the right sunscreen daily and give it 6-9 months for best results. ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin cream to treat the steroid induced rosacea (type 2)? Is this safe to use it in long term?

Tretinoin is not: Treatment for rosacea, and not the treatment for steroid induced anything (I have never heard the term steroid induced rosacea). I would see dermatologist for treatment of your condition ...Read more

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May I know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate..... Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?

May I know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate..... Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?

Quite a number: The following are some of the common side effects: -pruritus, dryness, redness, bluish grey coloration (ochronosis), sun burns, sensitization, peeling of the skin, distorted sensation to touch (paraesthesia), photosensitivity, telangiectasia (tiny dilated blood vessel on the skin). Check with your doctor to find out why your symptoms return. ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

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

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How long does the initial breakout last with tretinoin, I'm using it and getting zits in places I have never before?

How long does the initial breakout last with tretinoin, I'm using it and getting zits in places I have never before?

Be patients: Your acne probably will get worse (red, scaling skin and an increase in acne sores) during the first 7-10 days that you use this medication. Nevertheless, continue to use it; the acne sores should disappear. Usually 2-3 weeks (and sometimes more than 6 weeks) of regular use of tretinoin is required before improvement is seen. Address concerns to your doctor. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me 4%hydroquinone +tretinoin+mometasone furoate. For 3 weeks, is it safe to use this combination for such a long duration?

My dermatologist prescribed me 4%hydroquinone +tretinoin+mometasone furoate. For 3 weeks, is it safe to use this combination for such a long duration?

You should always: Believe that your doctor is doing what's best for you, if your doctor says you should combine those for three weeks then you should listen to your doctor. If you are that uncomfortable about it, then I suggest going to another doctor and getting a second opinion. It's hard to get a second opinion here because no one knows your medical/personal history. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix a pea size amount if my tretinoin with moisturiser? Or should I apply moisturiser after? I wait 30m after cleansing to apply it

Beware dilution: Your tretinoin comes in a certain concentration. Adding moisturizer will dilute the concentration possibly decreasing the effectiveness. A moisturizer is ok but I would wait at least an hour, possibly till the am. ...Read more

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Does tretinoin cream treatment help to cure sun tan darkness that got formed many years back? If not, what can be used?

See Dermatologist: First see a dermatologist
let him /her examine you and advise the treatments
in all likely hood > they will give a combination of various creams and tretinoin. ...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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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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Is it okay to take expired tretinoin and clindamycin?

Is it okay to take expired tretinoin and clindamycin?

How old: Drugs do not lose their potency the moment the expiration date hits. They should be fine if its a few months over date but if its 2 yeas then the potency could be significantly lowered. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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