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Which is better retin A (tretinoin) or tazarotene?

Retin A (tretinoin) According to the experts, Retin A (tretinoin) or Tretinoin is preferred. because of easier titration and less irritation. Need input from dermatologist. Read more...

What the difference between Tazorac (tazarotene) and tretinoin?

Price . They both work well for acne, tazorac (tazarotene) is the brand name for tartarozene. T retinoin is generic for Retin A. T retinoin can be purchased for much cheaper take a look at these discount coupon prices. http://m.goodrx.com/tretinoin. Both are prescription drugs and can be prescribed in a prime visit. I have had good response in my practice to both. . Read more...

Can you alternate back in forth between tazorac and renova (tretinoin)? Heard you might get better results

Ask Dermatologist. If you're under the care of a dermatologist (which you should be since you're asking about prescription medications), then see what s/he says about this. If you are having side effects with one of the products it might be reasonable to try alternating meds, but it could equally cause a duplication of unwanted side effects, like excessive irritation or dryness. Follow your dermatologist's advice! Read more...
Not sure. The both of them are a vitamin a acid derivative, but have the different brand name. Talk to dermatologist, which is right for you. Read more...

I have been using tazorac (tazarotene) for about two years. Due to insurance purposes I have to switch to tretinoin. I'm wondering how the transition will go?

Will go fine. Tretinoin is less expensive but less potent. It is less irritating. There are several formulations. There are different strength creams and gels. Read more...

How do I use retina (tretinoin), tazorac (tazarotene) (tazaratene), or differein (adapalene)?

A little all over. These are topical drying agents. The goal is to prevent new lesion to form, so we treat the whole face rather than just spot treat. Apply a pea-sized amount to the full face nightly. If the dryness is not tolerable, you can try short contact of 15 minutes nightly for a couple of weeks and then leave on overnight. We expect a worsening of acne flare at 1-2 weeks, then better after 1-2 months. Read more...
At night only. Apply it at night time but do not use it during the day. It makes your skin sensitive to sun(uv). Read more...
How to use retinoids. Retinoids like tretinoin, tazaratene and Adapalene are used for acne, also for wrinkles, stretchmarks and keratosis pilaris. They can be drying and irritating but there are ways of helping the skin adapt to their action. Start with dry skin. Wet/damp skin is more easily irritated. Apply pea-size amount to entire face avoiding eye area. Initially apply twice a week at night. Sunscreen every morning. Read more...

Can you use tazorac in the day and renova (tretinoin) at night, given that your skin can handle it?

Vitamin A topicals. Tazorac and Renova (tretinoin) are designed to be used at night. They both make the skin sensitive to light/ uv. Both products lose their efficacy when exposed to light/ uv. More is not better. Nightly use for 3/4 months with a 2 month holiday and daily use sunscreen is what i recommend for my patients. Read more...
??? Not a great idea. First, sunlight inactivates retinoids so whichever one you use during the don't won't work as well. Second, you really only need to use one retinoid. You won't get any more benefit from using two, or even from using the same one twice daily. Finally, tazorac tends to be harsh and Renova (tretinoin) was made to be very gentle. Strange combination to use both. Read more...

I was wondering your preference between tretinoin and tazarotene. Do you find one to be more effective? My interest concerns stretch marks.

Which to use? We don't fully understand how most drugs work. That being said, the two you mentioned seem to act on the same cell receptors to the same effect. With that being the case you look for price aaa a guide and in using that as guide topical tretinoin wins hands down. Read more...