I am becoming increasingly concerned about my Retin A use.. I am currently using Retin A 0.1 and have been for 6 months with the following side effects: Thin opaque look to the skin,Rough skin texture with a matrix of lines giving the skin texture a “leathery look to it” I am mixed raced( afro- European ) Are these side effects part of are-modelling process”. Will my skin texture improve over the next 6 months?
Retin-A Causing Leathery Textured Skin
Doctor Answers (2)
Retin-A may not be the right strength for you
After 6 months of use, your skin should have adapted to the Retin-A. If you are having issues, you need to seek re-evaluation by your plastic surgeon or your prescribing physician. You may need a different formulation.
Use a moisturizer and talk to your dermatologist.
Early on, Retin A can cause dryness, but after 6 months, you should have adjusted, so I think that you need a change in your protocol. Please talk to your prescibing dermatologist ot give you a better program.
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