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Using Retin-A with Thermage or IPL?

Do I have to quit Retin A before Thermage or IPL? Can I start using it immediately afterward?

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No Need To Quit

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 There would be no need to quit. 

 Both processes occur below the epidermis. Since the relevant part of Retin A's effects occurs in the epidermis--some thinning of the stratum corneum, the horny dead cell layer of the skin,--there should be no problem with either IPL or Thermage. 

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