Is it safe to take retin-a while pregnant?

NO. Retin a (tretinoin) is a drug for the treatment of acne and is not safe to take during pregnancy as it is known to cause defects in the developing fetus. Dermatologists recommend the use of two forms of contraception while taking retina. If a pregnancy is suspected or occurs while taking this drug. Your ob/gyn should be contacted immediately.
No. The fda labeling does not consider retina or other retinoids safe in pregnancy. You can use over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Prescription benzoyl peroxide or Erythromycin is safe, because Erythromycin is safe orally. Some women acne will i prove in pregnancy. Machines such as claro are also safe in pregnancy- heat only.
Retin-A. No! Retin-A is a category c medication. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. Do not use Retin-A while pregnant.

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Is it safe to use retin-a topically while pregnant?

No. We really don't recommend it. Which is hard since most acne gets worse during pregnancy. Retin-a is similar to vitamin a and you can overdose on vitamin a during pregnancy which can injure your baby. You can do facial cleansers however. Read more...
Retin-A. No! Retin-A is a category c medication. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. Do not use Retin-A while pregnant. Read more...

Is Retin a (tretinoin) micro topical safe to use three times a week if pregnant?

I recommend against. During pregnancy elevated hormones can cause skin changes. However topical tretinoin should be avoid in pregnancy due to teratogenicity (abnormal fetal development) risks. Please talk to your doctor or dermatogist re safer options during pregnancy. Read more...

How can my pregnant daughter get off retin-a without getting more acne?

Topical antibiotics. Topical antibiotics, glycolic acid products, salicylic acid cleansers and benzoyl peroxides are considered by most dermatologists to be safe when used for acne in pregnant women. Read more...

When can I start using retin a (tretinoin) after pregnancy?

Immediately. Since retin a (tretinoin) is topical, even if you are breastfeeding, it should be fine. If bottle feeding, there is not question that you can start immediately if needed. Read more...

Will there be any advserse effect on my baby if I used retin a (tretinoin) 0.5mg for about the first 6 weeks of pregnancy on my face alone?

YES! In the beginning the embryo consists of just one cell which divides into two cells, they into 4, then 8 etc. Early on any damage to a cell will have catastrophic results because if is one of the first 4 cells then 1/4 of the whole body would not develop. Damage done this early brings about a miscarriage. Later on when the baby has all its parts then damage to a cell leads to defects in that part. Read more...
No. It should probably be avoided once you found out you're pregnant, just to be safe. However oral forms of iso-tretenoin are very dangerous to your fetus and should be avoided. Read more...
Doubt it. We know oral preparations of this drug can have negative effects, which gives us caution. However, the skin preparations are a class C drug in pregnancy. This means they have no controlled studies on the issue to give it a better rating. Since skin application does not lead to a significant blood level, it is unlikely to cause problems. Read more...

I have melasma spots all over my face from past pregnancy and bcp/hormones. Don't want retin-a or hydroquinone 2nd to chemicals. Any effective lasertx?

Stay out of sun best. Melasma is one of the toughest conditions to treat. This could possibly due to the genetic predisposition, or hormonal part of the condition. Sun always makes it darker. Sometimes, genesis laser is effective in treating this. However, laser can't be done on the lower or upper lids area that's covered with titanium eye shields, which makes this area difficult to treat. Any bleaching agents used, you must be committed to remaining out of the sun with complete sunblock. Read more...
Various treatments. Melasma can be frustrating to have and a challenge to treat. Daily sun protection is important. Often the best results may occur by using a combination of treatments. These include topical treatments, peels and sometimes laser. Lasers can be helpful, but i recommend treatment with low energies, as higher energies can sometimes stimulate pigment worsening. Even when tx helps, recurrence is common. Read more...