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Vitamin A Retinol
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more
A new dermatologist prescribed 30 000IU 2x/day of Vitamin A (retinol acetate). I took isotretinoin for several years in the past. Is it excessive?
This is a lot: The daily recommendation of vitamin A for adult women is 2,300 IU. You are taking OVER 25 TIMES that much! There are concerns regarding toxicity of too much vitamin A including birth defects, liver and central nervous system problems, and interference with bone metabolism. Discuss your concerns with your dermatologist and see if he/she can recommend an alternative. ...Read more
How should I do to fade the brown spots from tca cross treatment faster? I heard about vitamin E oil and retinol. Do they actually work?
Topically, Which is more beneficial for wrinkles? Vitamin C or a retinol (vitamin A?) I heard A is better for acne prone and C for collagen production
Retinoid for wrinkle: Hi MRoberts- after avoiding smoking and getting sun protection, retinoids are the most effective step for prevention of wrinkles. There is more evidence for tretinoin (a prescription) as opposed to retinol, but in any case, any retinoid will do more than vitamin C. ...Read more
My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?
Retinol vitamin a: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. As per http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/705543/RETINYL_ACETATE_(VITAMIN_A_ACETATE)/# FDA and German health agency have raised a concern that daily skin application of vitamin A creams may contribute to excessive vitamin A intake for pregnant women and other populations. Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics. ...Read more
Retinol is not bad: It can just be sun sensitizing as it is a product converted to retinoic acid. Vitamins taken orally are great, but only certain products contain vitamins that are actually absorbed into the skin. see your derm or aesthtician ...Read more
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