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How Soon Can I Use Retin-A on my Nose After Having Open Rhinoplasty and Nasal Tip Plasty?

How Soon Can I Use Retin-A on my Nose After Having Open Rhinoplasty and Nasal Tip Plasty?

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Use of retinoids after nasal surgery

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Because of the irritation from scrub solutions, adhesives, taping, and possibly incisions, I would wait several weeks before resuming the Retin A treatments, it might also be prudent to start with every two to three day treatments; then gradually increasing the treatments.  I would also check with your nasal surgeon.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Retin-A after rhinoplasty

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Retin-A is safe after rhinoplasty though you might want to wait two to three weeks to let the skin sensitivity settle down. It will help as a mild exfoliant though you should use a sunscreen with it as well. Start two days a week at first and increase as your skin permits to avoid irritation or dryness.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Timing

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Unless you have a nasal skin issue, I think you can go ahead one week after your rhinoplasty. However you may want to stay away from the open rhinoplasty incision

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Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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