Are Higher Doses of Retinoids More Effective?
I've been using 0.05% tretinoin cream for 5 months, and my mild-moderate acne still hasn't cleared up as desired. When I asked my dermatologist about increasing the dose to 0.1%, she dismissed it saying "I don't find higher doses more effective", and went on to suggest accutane. Was she correct? Or should I give retinoids another shot before using accutane? If so, should I try a different retinoid (adapelene or tazarotene) or just a different strength and formulation of tretinoin?