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 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

I have been struggling with acne since puberty. My first battle with acne ended with pitted scars on my cheeks, temples, and jawline. I have used a plethora of creams, face washes, and oral medications, including Accutane. I started using Retin-A Micro .04% once a day on 2/5/14, along with using... READ MORE

I am 43 years old and starting to notice fine lines around my eyes. I have received my first prescription for Retin A trenitoin cream in 0.025% strength, for a generic cream version. I will document the evolution of my treatment here to pay it forward :) thank you to all who have posted their... READ MORE

I am 32 years old, I started to see aging signs and wanted to slow down the process ;) Using retin a for 2 months already but so far I do not see any positive results... I have a sensitive skin, but I am being very careful, using moisturizers and waiting 30 min after washing my face before... READ MORE

I started with Retin-A 3 months ago, my skin was pretty bad back then. At first, it really seemed that I am catching a dead fish - my skin got worse. This phase did not last for long and after that my skin became better after every week. Now I am clear, have only some scars left, but they are... READ MORE

I live in Australia and hadn't ever bothered with sunscreen as a result I built up years of sun damage and at 44 ended up with awful skin, pigmentation wrinkles, sunscreen and retin- a use over 2 years has helped soften wrinkles and even out skin tone, I use 0.5% It's a long term commitment ,... READ MORE

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