Retin-A

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What’s the “A” in Retin-A stand for? That'd be vitamin A. Retin-A is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug derived from vitamin A which stimulates skin cell turnover. Retin-A is often used to combat acne. Prepare to use sunscreen, though. Tretinoin-based drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. LEARN MORE ›

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I started getting acne when I was 14yo. At first I would just get it on my chin and forehead and antibiotics cleared it up fast. At age 19 I had severe cystic acne and again antibiotics worked (lymacycline). I had a few breakouts after this but managed to control them. Then when I was 26 I had... READ MORE

I have suffered from acne since my teenage years. I have tried everythinf literally over the counter from a chemist to cure acne. Absolutely nothing had worked. I finally had enough and went to my doctor and discussed my acne. The doctor gave me a script for Retin A cream. Costs $30 AUD for a... READ MORE

I've been using Retin-A Micro .1% for 16 weeks now. At first I broke out some and I was dry and peeling. I used Vanicream moisturizer and because I used it religiously I was never terribly red or irritated looking. I used only warm water to wash my face at first because everything seemed too... READ MORE

When I started retin-a I was so insecure and had tried everything. This was the last stop before accutane which I really did not want to take. My skin started off very inflamed and painful but started clearing up about 2 months into using the product. My skin tolerated the product well so in the... READ MORE

Began Applying Retin A 0.050 approximately ten days ago. I am using it every other night. I am experiencing phenomenal results,facial skin is smooth and brighter, firmer,sun damage has minimized and overall no side effects. Very,very minor peeling and I mean minor. I will continue using the... READ MORE

I did the 12 month oral version of retrieve cream (oratane) when I was 13. I had perfect skin after a struggle of terrible side affects throughout the 12 months. My skin is slowly getting bad again and I'm trying this because I would never go back to the oral version. Want it gone (including the... READ MORE

Hey there. Here's just a diary for me to keep track of my journey with retin-a. I'm using the stieva-a brand at 0.025 strength. A little background information. I hAd severe acne when I was 14 and I went to a derm and got cured with flawless skin. However, I stopped using the products... READ MORE

I've used obagi products before and used it for about 3 yrs when I was in Canada. I stopped using it 4 yrs back. It's hot, humid and dusty over here in karachi Pakistan with pollution. My skin got dull and uneven again. I'm 50 yrs and started looking old. I've again started using obagi tretinoin... READ MORE

I've been battling mild to moderate acne since I was a teenager. I am now 24 years old and I was sick of still getting acne! I mainly suffer from hormonal acne and break out around my chin/mouth region. Of course I am like most people who tried nearly everything in their teens to no avail. ... READ MORE

I started using tretinoin cream for fine lines and acne yesterday, I can't remember the exact percentage right now but i'll update with that info later. I think it's 0.25. I'm using around my eyes and mouth and I'm determined to stick with it until I see results, so I'm really hoping I do. I had... READ MORE

I live on the coast and never bothered with sunscreen. In fact I loved the sun kissed appearance of mild sun burn. Nothing pleased me more than the feel of the sun on my face. Then people started to think I was older than my elder brother. Worse, I began to not recognise the face in the mirror.... READ MORE

I originally went to a dermatologist because I was having hormonal-related cystic acne around my jawline. I'm talking about the deep stuff that sticks around for days and days. I asked for the Retin-A ( I acutally use the off-brand Tretinoin, but I will call it Retin-A because it's easier... READ MORE

So far I've been contemplating about the long term effects of Acne and Milia on the face, and so far I can assure you the scarring is beyond the visible spectrum. From the active Milia still residing on my face and the random cystic acne I get every now and then (haven't gotten any so far since... READ MORE

Hey guys! So, I have finally decided to write a review on Retin-A-- a product that I have been using (along with other products in a regimen) since 2011. I've had acne since 6th grade, but when I turned 21, it moved from just my forehead to ALL OVER my face. Only thing clear was my nose! I tried... READ MORE

Okay, so I started getting acne around 13yo. It was a pimple here and there, and it really didn't bother me. Well, a few months before my 15th b-day my acne slowly started getting worse, and I started getting redness around my nose. I tried multiple brands within that time and none helped at... READ MORE

I started pharmacy school this year, moved near campus and life was in the fast lane since August. My skin started to look terrible and gone were the days when people complimented my skin. I've always had chronically congested pores on my nose and chin, but nothing like the cystic acne I was... READ MORE

I began using retin A in january 2014. I don't remember the specific date but it was definitely january. I was desperate to get clear skin so I would research acne cures every day and I found this and then made the decision to order it online. So I ordered a 20g tube of a ret gel from ebay. At... READ MORE

After reading several reviews and blog posts raving about Retin-A and how you should start early to prevent wrinkles and aging, I got a tube of Obagi tretinoin 0.05%. I put my first pea-sized amount over my cheeks, chin, and forehead last night. Based on the reviews, I expected some red spots... READ MORE

I'm 20 years old and I've had acne since I was 8 (yes, 8!). For a number of years, I kept it mostly under control with topical antibiotics, but last summer, I had a major breakout, the worst I've had since high school. I was put on a short course of antibiotics and then .01% of Retin-a to... READ MORE

I started using tretinoin microsphere 0.04% on May 29th. I've been using it every night since. It seemed to irritate my skin badly at first and contribute to acne. Now my skin is clear. I didn't take pictures of it because you couldn't see in pictures, but tretinoin also helped tiny pimples on... READ MORE

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