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 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

This is so scary. Started for acne flares (I'm 44 female) and derm winked and said hidden benefit is that helps with wrinkles. I was psyched! Started 5 weeks ago. Read up that it's fine to use around eyes, so figured why not! -My eye wrinkles have gotten so much worse. Bags, troughs,... READ MORE

**I am using it for the anti-aging benefits - not for acne.** My skin type: I never ever had any problems with acne. Just a couple of zits here and there - hormonally-based, I believe. My skin is definitely not oily but, not necessarily "dry" either - except sometimes in the winter. I am very... READ MORE

So I am on my 4th Week of Retin-a 0.025%. I started using it because of some mild adult acne I was experiencing around my chin area. Cystic acne! My gyno was the one who prescribed it. It took me a week to start using it because I had gone through hours of reviews and was terrified at the... READ MORE

After reading lots of reviews on retin a creams I decided to give it a go. I am 26.5 years old have some fine lines around my eyes and prone to breakouts. My skin is combination, sensitive, dry but also had acne and texture, was horrible! I always envied women who could wear no makeup and look... READ MORE

I went to a dermatologist for some acne (30 yr old male) and she gave me a script for tretinoin cream .025%. After only using it 3 times my skin is always super oily now and I have blotchy red skin. It's been almost 3 months since I used it and has not subsided at all. I have no idea what to... READ MORE

I am a 25 year old female living in California. I have had moderate acne for a little over 10 years. I have reached a point where my breakouts are manageable but I have so many deep clogged pores that the texture of my skin is very bumpy. In the past my skin has responded well to birth control,... READ MORE

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