You should stop the tretinoin cream several days before microdermabrasion and tell the technician that you have been using it. Discuss her recommendations about post-treatment care. Once any redness or peeling from the microdermabrasion has resolved, you can resume the tretinoin cream. Remember to use sun protection.
Can I Have a Microdermabrasion While Using Retrieve Cream and How Long Can I Use the Cream?
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Microdermabrasion and tretinoin cream
Microdermabrasion and Retin A
ReTrieve cream is a version of Retin A. I would recommend you be off the ReTreive for a week before having a microdermabrasion and don't use it again for about 24-48 hours afterwards. Although microdermabrasions are a very mild form of exfoliation, sometimes they are incorporated with peels or topical solutions that might not be the best idea with a Retin A version. You will need to check with the treating office on how they do the procedure. Every office will be different.
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