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Ziana and wrinkles: Ziana contains tretinoin which does help with wrinkles when used over a prolonged time. It also has an antibiotic in it that will not help wrinkles at all. If you really want wrinkle reduction, see a local doctor who can discuss chemical peels and laser resurfacing with you along with the ability to prescribe tretinoin (retin a) alone. ...Read more
Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?
Acne Vulgaris: The difference is that ziana contains tretinoin and clindamycin. Retin-a gel is brand name for tretinoin only and has no antibiotic Clindamycin in it. Like to think that combination is more effective but actually it depends on whether you have more inflammation than nodularity. You use Renova cream as well. It is also tretinoin. Light therapy helps in acne. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Retino AC gel is tertinoin 0.025% and clindymicin 1% what is the difference between this product and ziana is one generic and one genuine?
Better not: Both are retinoids, would have an additive effect and no added value, rather increased side effects as excessive skin dryness, ask your doctor for re-evaluation, best wishes ...Read more
Can Ziana & Differin be used in conjunction w/each other? I don't have any drying effects from the Ziana, but would like some visible results.
Ziana & Differin: Ziana and Differin there is no known interaction when used together but it’s even better to round out your acne treatment with methods that don’t use medications at all if possible. I recommend a dermatologist evalute your skin condition in order to provide a better treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne but told me to use a small amount (size of a chocolate chip) for my entire face but why is that? Help!
Can be irritating: Ziana has a chemical called tretinoin in it which is a derivative of vitamin a. If used too liberally, it can cause irritation. Therefore a pea size (or chocolate chip size) amount is all you need. Also do not go out in the sum with the gel on. For this reason, I have my patients use it before bedtime and wash it off in the morning. ...Read more
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne however she told me to use a very small amount for the entire face (size of a chocolate chip) why?
That's what you need: Because that's the amount you need to use daily and if you use more than that you will run out of the gel much faster and will need a refill. That's why you use small amount. ...Read more
Continuing to breakout with deep pimples while using ziana gel. It has been 2 weeks should I switch to something else? If not how long is the ib last
Clindamycin: I'm glad you're trying the basic evidence-based meds but it sounds like they're not enough. They often aren't. Your future may include a systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, spironolactone (many doctors don't know this one), or (be brave) isotretinoin. We can clear you -- it's just a matter of finding what and how much you need. ...Read more
Hi, I am 30 with hormonal acne and a lot of hyperpigmentation because of my Asian skin. Just got prescribed ziana, is this the best topical for me?
How long does tretinoin and clindymicn (ziana) take to work? 1 month or year. Will it eliminate pimples for good if you keep using it?
Purging?: I am unaware of any mechanism by which these topical antiacne agents would have such an effect. ...Read more
Is clinydymicin and tretinoin (ziana), more effective or the same as clindymicin and benzoyl peroxide?
More: Effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been in ziana for 2 years and it's not working anymore. Afraid I might have developed resistant bacteria. Should I start using benzoyl peroxide in conjunction with ziana or should I ask my derm for prescription for epiduo. I really don't want to be
Can OTC benzoyl peroxide topicals be used while using prescription clindamycin and tretinoin or should BP be discontinued while using the prescription stuff?
Ok to use all: It's ok to use all of these medications. They may dry out your skin so use appropriate gentle exfoliation and a non comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more