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I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

Depends. Retinoic acid is good for an acne ( but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwards can do the trick in not complicated cases or it can be added to your current medication in more severe cases. Check with your doc or consult a dermatologist. If your are a female, get an oral contraception (pills). Read more...

Is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? Will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?

Different options. For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. Read more...

Hi doctor. May I know is vitamin a cleanser effective at uncloggin pores? Same effect as tretinoin? Can it treat cystic acne? Thanks.

May help. However, it is not strong enough for cystic acne. This almost always requires isotretinoin. I hope that if you're offered this, you'll consider using it. It's not for the faint-hearted, but you owe it to yourself to be rid of your cystic acne for the several months or years that a course of rx will give you. Read more...

What is the difference between "retinol" and "retin a" in the acne medicine?

Retinol weaker. Retinol is less irritating and less expensive than tretinoin (retin-a). Retin-a is stronger and more effective for treatment of acne. Read more...

Best treatment for acne? I've got really bad acne and was thinking about possibly taking a Retinol cream, Glycolic acid made no improvements in me.

Acne. There are a number of acne medications, ranging from the creams you mentioned to oral antibiotics and, in more severe cases, oral retinoids. Speak to your doctor to see which is best for you. . Read more...