How to use retin a (tretinoin) when you have facial hair?

Purpose. It depends on why you are using retina. If you are using retina for acne, i would suggest just using it on the areas of the skin which are clean shaven. If you do not plan on shaving the area where you want to use the retina, application may be difficult getting the medicine to the skin. Be sure to let your face dry completely before applying to limit irritation.

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Can you get increased facial hair growth with retin a (tretinoin)?

No. I know of no evidence that it does. The same hormones that cause acne can also cause unwanted facial hair, so people treating their acne with Retin-A might erroneously blame their Retin-A for any hormonally-induced facial hair. That's the only way i can think of that such a misconception could take root. Read more...
Haven't heard of it. I'm not aware if this is possible, however, one of the effects of Retin-A is an increase of tiny blood vessels, so it makes me wonder if that would be possible. Read more...

Could tretinoin cause hair growth? I heard from some women who experienced facial hair growth from using it, is that possible?

Maybe. Read the package insert for listed side effects. Hair loss is mentioned as well as skin changes but not specifically hair growth. Everyone's body reacts differently so it is possible that some women may have experienced what you say and that sdoes not mean all will. Read more...