Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads?

Acne. Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammatory (red) pimples and comedones (black heads and white heads). The product is drying and should be used sparingly. Caution with sun exposure. See a dermatologist for a treatment regimen.
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I have been using retin a (tretinoin) for acne now I have dark spots. Why is that?

Recovery. This is post-inflammatory scarring. It will fade after a few weeks or months. Retin a (tretinoin) is a good choice and if this clears you, it'll be a good thing. Continue using until your acne self-cures, and if you're steady about it, you'll soon be clear without the dark spots. Read more...

Hi docs, do you think it's acne or am I allergic after using Retin A (tretinoin)?

Retin A (tretinoin) After prolonged use of RetinA you skin can get red and dry. Stop the Retin A (tretinoin) and apply a moisturizer to the skin until the redness gets better. Then, you can start reapplying the RetinA. Read more...

Dr I am 22 yrs old...and have been suffering from acne last 5 years... currently after a research I started using retin A (tretinoin) 0.25% from past 2 month...

Need stronger Rx. I'm sorry you weren't started on effective medication for you acne years ago. It's a very serious personal and professional liability for a young adult. If you are not getting a good enough from retin A (tretinoin) or benzoyl peroxide, get with your personal physician and ask about the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or a topical or systemic antibiotic to add. Read more...
Acne. How effective is Retin A (tretinoin) do you think? Have you tried anything else before the Retin A (tretinoin)? See a dermatologist. It is the best way to treat your acne. Otherwise send me a picture of it so i can see how severe it is and advise you accordingly. Read more...

Can retin a (tretinoin) really work for acne?

ACNE. Retin a (tretinoin) works for acne by drying up the comedones and later peeling off the skin making it smooth. Exposure to sunlight is a no no because of photosensetivity. Read more...

How does Retin A (tretinoin) 0.025 help treat acne?

Tricky. It will help give you smoother skin with more uniform color, but will take 3 months to get there. Then continue to use it. At first it may be irritating so you might need to skip some nights, but in a few weeks you will want to apply it every night. If the acne is more severe or if result is not satisfactory, there are more potent forms. You can also take spironolactone pills. Retin A (tretinoin) causes more. Read more...

How long would retin a (tretinoin) take to clear acne?

Acne. Most acne treatments, including retin a, (tretinoin) take a minimum of 2 weeks to start working and more likely 6-8 for better effect. Most studies looking at effectiveness of acne medicines look at the skin after 12 weeks. Unfortunately not overnight like most teens would like. Read more...

What type of acne is retin A (tretinoin) indicated for?

Retin A (tretinoin) is used to treat comedonal mild inflammatory and moderate inflammatory acne. other treatments are added to it as the acne worsens. Read more...