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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After consulting with a skin center representative after having a facial, it was recommended that I try using .5% retin-A. My skin has aged more than my years due to a love of the sun, tanning beds, and not washing my face or using moisturizers for most of my 20s & 30s and very inconsistently... READ MORE

I once started retin-a last year because of a few dermatologists saying I had clogged pores. I stopped within a month because my skin was so red, itchy, uncomfortable and I had broken out like crazy. My skin went back to normal but I still had hundreds of clogged pores. Months later I was tired... READ MORE

Okay, first of all, it was so worth it. If you don't have patience then retin a (tretinoin) is not for you. Another thing, im sorry but I don't think retin a is for people with severe acne, it's more for moderate. I started off with the 0.1% strength. The initial breakout happened for about two... READ MORE

I developed light adult acne on my cheeks that looked sorta like a rash that got worse when I wore foundation. I started my treatment with an oral antibiotic along with .025 strength Retin A. I used it every day. After the first six weeks, I was able to stop taking the oral antibiotic. I use... READ MORE

This is my second night on Retin-A. I'm 25 years old and have been dealing with acne for the last five years. I've had clear days and some not so clear. I tried so many things to combat my acne and now I'm turning to Retin-A as it was recommended from more than one esthetician. I'm already going... READ MORE

I'm 22, male. I started using Retin-A in October 2013 to help with acne and some acne scarring. I used less than a pea sized amount every other night for the first 2 months, then every night. In December I noticed my face looked a little thinner, but assumed I was losing weight due to... READ MORE

I am really beginning to question and wonder about Dermatologists. Why is it that 99% of derms out there tell you that Retin A can't harm or damage the skin? Why do they insist that that it ONLY makes skin beautiful as long as you "keep at it!"? Before trying Retin A I read all the reviews. I... READ MORE

I've been using Retin A for about 4 years. It brightens the look of my skin, lightens my freckles, reduces lines and improves my skin texture. I used to spend over $500 a year on department store facial serums and moisturizers. Now I just use the Retin A and spend less than $170 a year. Since... READ MORE

I'm just about at the 1 month mark from starting Retin-A, and I definitely see some differences. My skin has always had mild-moderate acne and after trying several different medicines I was officially fed up, so my doctor prescribed Retin-A. I was a little wary at first because I do tend to... READ MORE

I've used Retin A for 3 years now, slowing increasing the strenght to .1%. I've dealt with nothing but red, irritated, peeling skin to this day. I tell my derm who says to "be patient and don't give up." I was stupid to listen to that for 3 years! I have dry peeling scaly skin; my self esteem is... READ MORE

I was 31 when I noticed my skin getting a bit more dry in the winter time than usual. I guess I was overreacting and started to search a good anti age treatment over the internet. I ended up doing a micro needling session 3 times. Doctor did it with 1,5mm needless. Afterward the doctor... READ MORE

My dermatologist prescribed Retin-A for my severe acne after exhausting quite a few other options. Retin-A is only available via prescription. If it's not covered by your healthcare provider, you may purchase it for around $600.00 or more. I'm African American and was a bit skeptical to use... READ MORE

I have always looked younger than my age. I live in Scotland in the UK and we don't get much sun ! so that has probably got something to do with that, but as I hit 30 I began to see the first signs of creppiness on my upper cheeks and naso-labial wrinkles not folds, actual lines that would stay... READ MORE

I'm almost 40, and went to see a derm to treat my dark circles and the beginning of visible sun damage. I moved to SoCal two years ago and boy, did that sun make its mark on me. I used to live in a very sunny and warm part of the world, but it wasn't as close to the equator as LA is and I never... READ MORE

A little background about my skin : oily, acne-prone, with a lot of acne scars I'm 20 years old, been struggling with acne since I was 13 years old. I never tried any strong medication to heal my skin, just a few prescription cream and antibiotics from dermatologist, but none of them really heal... READ MORE

I want to start my story about retin A and why i used that . Although i cared a lot about my skin and applied best commercial creams , fruit masks, avoid sunshines , having good nutritions, i remarked that my face skin is not fresh it's somehow dark and not harmonic with my body skin. A doctor... READ MORE

Hello, I used trentoin cream two years ago as I felt I was looking older...what I ended up with after was HUGE pores and pock/dent marks from old scars showing. I tried to leave my skin alone in hopes that it would heal and have tried multiple creams/exfoliation the past year and a half with no... READ MORE

Hi guys, i've been reading a lot of your stories about acne and what you've all been doing to help so I decided to write my own review. I had perfectly clear skin until about the middle of my freshman year in highschool when I started partying, all of the sudden my skin broke out and I had no... READ MORE

I was prescribed Retin-A to clear up some issues I've had with problems of the skin that pop up due to hormones. Within a week it completely changed the color/texture of the skin on my face. My doctor said to wait it out as these are normal side effects- ("it will get worse before it gets... READ MORE

I purchased generic Retin-A cream (tretinoin made by Johnson & Johnson) in the .05% strength. My reason for starting this medicine to kick off an anti-aging routine. BACKGROUND: I have used the tanning bed in the past and was a flight attendant for six years. Other than some fine crows feet... READ MORE

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