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Questions from Stratoat

Will Hydroquinone 4% Lighten a Flat Mole and Improve Its Appearance Cosmetically? (photo)

Please let us ignore the fact that hydroquinone may be carcinogenic and simply concentrate on whether it can benefit me cosmetically. I have asked derms if these moles can be... READ MORE

Do Blackheads Always Have to Be Manually Extracted or Can They Resolve on Their Own?

I have read inconsistent information from doctors regarding blackheads. Some say that topical medications, especially tretinoin, can help blackheads go away. Others say that... READ MORE

Recent comments from Stratoat

Maybe try low dose like 10 mg of accutane (isotretinoin). It works for both acne and rosacea. If you do a low dose like 10 mg, then your side effects shouldn't be too bad. READ COMMENT

Also, I am on tazorac .1% gel and found it much better than retin-a. I don't get any blackheads anymore at all (I never got zits). I don't know any good dermatologists in the area, and I got it from my regular doctor in Redding. I saw... READ COMMENT

I think .05 would probably be better for you. .1 is not too much more effective than .05 and is far more irritating. Go for the .05 cream as that way you won't need to use a moisturizer at night when you apply as the base itself is... READ COMMENT