Retin-A

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Retin-A is considered an essential part of almost any skincare routine, according to many RealSelf doctors and dermatologists. A topical treatment rich in vitamin A, Retin-A is often prescribed to treat acne, but it also improves the skin's overall appearance, including minimizing fine wrinkles. It is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug that stimulates skin cell turnover. LEARN MORE ›

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Retin a Journey Diary

I started using retin a on 15th aug 2013.the purpose i use it is to diminish my post acne marks aka post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.i'd try a lot of products but never works on me.i experienced this for almost 10 yrs.after doing some research about retin a i decided to try. i use 0.05% retin... READ MORE

Retin A Micro - Pushing Through - North Vancouver, BC

Some background: I have had problems with acne since highschool and was first prescribed an array of antibiotics (tetracycline, minocycline etc) that yielded no results. I was then put on Diane 35 and switched to Yasmin when that didn't work. Since I was 14 I've been on Yasmin and it was great... READ MORE

Retin-A for New, Red Stretch Marks... - Palm Beach, FL

I got a breast augmentation to correct breast asymmetry. I ended up with severe stretch marks all over my breasts. I did some research and discovered that my fav creme, Retin-A, which I already use on my face, works to improve the appearance of these nasty creatures. I couldn't find many reviews... READ MORE

Just Started Retin A - Chicago, IL

So today is day 3 in my retin A regiment. I had never done it before. I use Retin A 0.1% and I use it all over my face. First day I put two drops all over my face, didnt look like much, so I added some more. It took several ( like three-four) hours for it to dry. Now I know I applied too much.... READ MORE

Retin A, Aczone, and Doxycycline Review - Cary, NC

I've had moderate acne since I hit puberty and parts of my face are very red due to picking and some light scarring. The only thing I've ever done routinely is wash my face, usually once daily with Neutrogena deep cleanse. I went to the dermatologist on March 20th and was placed on this... READ MORE

Retin-A Micro 0.1% Roller Coaster 6 Month Update - Ridgefield, CT

I have been using Differin 0.3% for several years, all through high school and first year of university. It didn't completely eliminate my previously moderate acne, but it kept it at bay and my skin was generally pretty clear with normal, mild breakouts when I was stressed or didn't wash my... READ MORE

Bad for Sensitive Skin

Suddenly starting from the June-12 i am getting lot of acne, it might be due to stress or lot of chocloates or hormonal change but i am not sure. However it is universal truth that it leads to depression. I started with some home remedies but it made my acne more worst. I was frustrated and went... READ MORE

Great for Old Looking Wrinkled Hands - Thailand, TH

At 64 my hands were looking 74+ with thin, wrinkled, old looking hands. The skin would break easy, with a small nick causing bleeding. I used Retinin A cream every night, a small amount. In 4 months my hands definitly looked better, skin thicker, less small wrinkles and less lose skin. If you... READ MORE

No Peel Yet but I Can Feel my Skin Smoother - Jakarta

I'm using retin--a for 10 days now, maybe 5 days with really proper way. My skin isn't peel yet and not irritate too. It's not make my skin dry, maybe because my skin is very oily. My goal from retin-a is : 1. Free from acne, scar and blackhead 2. Get smooth skin To help, i change... READ MORE

Just Started Retin A!

Just started using the retin a cream about 3 days ago. It is very early to see any improvements, so i'd like to post my weekly pictures and updates here:) Im using the .025% retin a cream for my acne. It was recommended to me by several ladies that I work with(we work at the cosmetic counters in... READ MORE

Started Retin A-no Peeling - Malaysia

Retin A by janssen exp date 9. 2013.bought it if off the counter in Malaysia. I started 3 days ago. unfortunately i did take the before pic on Day 1 .i took pics of day 2 and day 3. im not experiencing any peeling. The label stated that almost peeling or irrittation for most skin types except... READ MORE

Week 3 of Retin A - Overall appearance of acne scars are minimizing, still experience peeling and dryness

I am a 20-year-old, female and I have tried about everything in the book to treat my skin for acne and acne scars. I came across Retin A 0.05% when my boyfriends mom told me about this product and I have started using it about two weeks ago. I have read a lot of reviews about this product... READ MORE

4 Months Using Retin-A = Smoother Skin and Smaller Pores

I use retin-a .05% and will say its the best thing in my regime and I will never go without. You will experience peeling and redness for several weeks while your skin adjusts to using it, but believe me it is well worth it. I've been using it for almost 4 months and my skin is already... READ MORE

Did Retin A and Hydroquonine Permenantly Damage my Face??-San Jose, CA

Hi, I began using Retin 0.1% and Hydriquonine 6% on Sep of this year I used it for about 3 weeks only at night (every other night I might add). I did go out in the sun a few times and I don't know if perhaps I was not well protected with sunscreen. I noticed that I had developed new... READ MORE

Loving Retin A (Tretinoin)

I have been using Tretinoin for the past 9 months. I have really been pleased with the results. I had a facelift, brow lift and fat transfer last November. I asked my Plastic Surgeon what is the best thing I can do to maintain the results and he said use Retin A/Tretinoin. I have some skin... READ MORE

UHHHHMAZING RESULTS! (Terrible Acne, but Now, Clear Soft Skin)

Pros- My face IMMEDIATLY tightened and I could feel the product working. Worked extremely well with mildly severe acne. (combination skin) After a month of use, my skin has NEVER looked better. (used Retin-A at night and a 5% Benzoyl Peroxide in the morning.) Cons- Dryness did occur...used... READ MORE

Battling Acne for 15 Years Now...Kansas City, MO

I'm one of the unfortunate ladies that has battled acne for most of my life. I haven't seen 100% clear skin since age 10 (I'm 24). I had severe, Grade 3 acne by age 12 (the scale only goes to 4). At age 14 I got a free trial of Proactiv, fully expecting it to gather dust in my drawer with the... READ MORE

Retin a Damage- Enlarged Pores and Orange Peel Texture - New Jersey, NJ

Hi, I am a 21 year old female who experienced skin damage and inflammation after using retin a. I had consistent clear skin for years due to a natural approach only using honey, aloe and rosehip seed oil on my skin and eating a primarily vegan diet. During the summer I was going through a very... READ MORE

Helps in the Long Run

I've been prescribed Retin-A (tretinoin) for years. My derm started low and gradually increased the strength. At first, your face will get very dry and sensitive, then your skin will adjust. I had bad acne and even well into my 30's I still get acne. Not as bad as before. But with a good skin... READ MORE

Trying out Retin A for Acne Blemishes and Fine Lines - Phoenix, AZ

I am 29 years old and skin not so great at all. Dull complexion, acne, uneven skin tone. I started using retin A to see if it would help with my acne, fine lines, and just overall skin appearance. My friend let me use hers while I'm waiting on mine to come in from India from eBay . In the US... READ MORE

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