Retin-A

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Retin-A, a vitamin A derivative, is a topical prescription medication used to combat acne by increasing cell turnover. Newer skin means fewer blocked pores, and thus fewer pimples. LEARN MORE ›
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I'm 55 years old and have used the Retin .05% for around 5 months for anti-aging. First there was a lot of redness, peeling and itching. I about fainted when I woke up one morning with this sort of wrinkly or crepe look around my eyes. All of this was just a "breaking in" period and now has... READ MORE

I'm 58 years old and my face had been holding up well over the years, up until about three years ago, when some fine lines showed up and a bit of drooping on either side of my mouth, and the typical signs of aging in the neck. I have fair but normal skin (as far as oiliness to dryness) and an... READ MORE

Ok i got it for free from a doctor in the islands. your skin either breaks out more then heal or it starts right away, i live in canada, i only use it when i break out then stop. but it works, i use it in the night an 100% coconut oil in the morning and a humidifier at night weither its summer... READ MORE

I have used Tretinoin Gel .025% for the past month. I was planning on going the 3-2-1 schedule--every third night in week 1, every other night in week 2, and every night in week 3-- in order to allow my skin to acclimate, but I found that to be unnecessary. The first time I put it on, I couldn't... READ MORE

I recently used RetinA as it was recommended to me by a Dermatologist to help prevent the development of future sebaceous hyperplasia. I used the product exactly 6 times and it helped to exfoliate the skin on my nose. In doing so, it made a ton of spider veins on my nose bright red and so much... READ MORE

Just picked up the Vivatia line from my local derm to try for my blotchy skin. I am trying the retinol 0.05% foam and the brightening complex. After about a week of steady use, my skin looks far more smooth, pores look a but smaller and more even color. In all fairness, I have used Retin A off... READ MORE

To improve my tone and texture I was given tons of sample of Retin-A (purple tube). I have sensitive skin, but could tolerate it 2x daily. I thought: this is going to be GREAT. WRONG. Living in southeast Texas, our weather is pretty humid. I was drying out around my nose and mouth (I usually... READ MORE

Started using retin A micro march 2011. I had a lot of white heads and blackheads and occasional cysts. The first 8 month was hell for me as everything came to the surface, my skin was inflamed, red and I had shockingly deep cysts that would come on over and over again. Then about 8-9months... READ MORE

I've been on .05% Retin A for about two weeks. I requested it from my dermatologist in order to try and fade my hyper-pigmentation and smooth out fine lines. I tried it for two days back to back the first week and started peeling pretty badly. I took a break for a week and will probably start... READ MORE

Ok, I am on 0.1% retin-a every night, I have used retin-a before so I had this left over. I tried the 0.025 before too and it really is not as effective as the 0.1%, trust me. Anyhow, I took like a year break from retin-a and holy cow my skin looked like crap without it. Trust me all women need... READ MORE

I tried Retinol A as per my derm's recommendation - I did it at night off and on for about two weeks. I went for a run (about 8K) at around 6pm - it was sunny but not hot and although my run lasted only 40 minutes I am now living a nightmare with my face! I have aged myself about 20 yrs as my... READ MORE

I use the generic tretinoin. It took a long time to notice results (months), so get comfortable with the idea of using it for a while. It made my skin peel quite a bit with some redness when I first started, but once my skin adjusted to it after 8 weeks or so, those symptoms subsided. After... READ MORE

Im not sure if retin a is working. I have used it for the past 3 weeks and havent seen that much improvement. It made me break out more and made my skin turn red. some parts of my skin r a little bit more smoother though, others dry. Im going to keep going with the treatment for one more month,... READ MORE

I must have the worst luck in the world when it comes to cosmetic devices (as you can see by my reviews). There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Retin-A and whether it thins or thickens the skin. In my opinion, it comes down to how thin your skin is already, how old you are,... READ MORE

I just started using Retin-A last night. I actually have the generic one, but my dermatologist said it works the same. Today, I don't see any difference, but I wouldn't expect to this quickly. I'm only suppose to apply it every third night at first. It's hard not to rush it. I'm tempted to just... READ MORE

Me first: oilish skin, with the “at least twice a month” huge pimple and many black heads, age spots and a few wrinkles. Mainly using Retin A to fight age spots and pimples. Started Retin A at the beginning of October. Every night , gel 0.025. Was looking like a teenager with acne for... READ MORE

ObAgi and Retin-a Day 1 Microdermabrasion in the am Night  Started ObAgi system with Retin-a Day 2 Looked sun-kissed No pain no itchiness no sting Applied a little to eye area where entire face was indicated Chin area is peeling Day 3 Woke up... READ MORE

Retin A starts out harsh. I had 3 weeks of redness and peeling and my dermatologist had me switch to applying every other night. If you can stand the redness and peeling, it's absolutely worth it. I used Retin A and tetracycline for 4 years but after awhile I just needed the Retin A. I no... READ MORE

Trying this out to improve skin tone and prevent wrinkles. I'm 31 with some sun damage and old acne scars. I know it's going to get worst before it gets better. I've been using it for 2 days now and my skin is tender. It's a little red and starting to peel. I'm def NOT going to use it tonight. I... READ MORE

My doctors recommended Retin A since the first time (2009) i visited them. for the first they said it Acne Vulgaris then they tried me the Retin A 0,005 for several months. at first it felt inconvenience because it turned my face skin into reddish and little bit itchy and hot. but its OK... READ MORE

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