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What’s the “A” in Retin-A stand for? That'd be vitamin A. Retin-A is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug derived from vitamin A which stimulates skin cell turnover. Retin-A is often used to combat acne. Prepare to use sunscreen, though. Tretinoin-based drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. LEARN MORE ›

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It's been 1 week so far and I'm planning to track my progress on here. I want to write down what I'm doing and I hope you guys can help me regulate what I do so that I can achieve the same successful results. what I'm using: Cetaphil Facial Wash (gentle) --> Should I switch to... READ MORE

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

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

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

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

I hav been using retin-a 0,025 daily for around 30 days now. I tried it over my neck too but the skin was way too itchy. Anyway, today I have decided to use it every other day since my skin has become hyper sensitive. I don;t use powder but blush brush strokes feel gravely, which I believe says... READ MORE

First of all, I underestimated the importance of protection from sunscreen due to my skin type 4 which tans easily and burns minimally. I sunbathed without protection in a country on the equator. It was stupid and I felt pain during the sunburn but I was determined to get tanned. It was 2 hours... READ MORE

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

I'm using a prescription strength tretinoin creme. I have been for a little over two years now. I've always had mild acne, but my main problem was the constant scarring left behind from my acne. While I would say that tretinoin has an effect on diminishing the appearance of scarring and helps... READ MORE

Started suffering from acne grade 8 in middle school. Didn't really bother me at first. Then it was if one day I just looked in the mirror and noticed how I looked and it was if once I became consciously aware of how others could perceive me was when I started wearing makeup. Pictures coming soooon! READ MORE

I started using a compound of Retin A and Hydroquinone on January 20 so it's been 8 weeks and I'm still peeling a lot. I also have a lot of bumps that have appeared on my cheeks. My skin has lightened up a whole shade already. I live in a really sunny climate and tan very easily. I wanted to... READ MORE

This is my second night on Retin-A. I'm 25 years old and have been dealing with acne for the last five years. I've had clear days and some not so clear. I tried so many things to combat my acne and now I'm turning to Retin-A as it was recommended from more than one esthetician. I'm already going... READ MORE

Well, I feel compelled to write a review because I referenced these reviews prior to starting my treatment and even in the middle of my treatment (especially during the initial purge). I'm a 25yo male living in Minnesota for frame of reference. I never really had acne as a high school student... READ MORE

Hey everyone, I started dealing with adult acne about 1.5 years ago. My face pretty much out of nowhere just started getting heavy breakouts mostly on my cheek area . However, sometimes my forehead would get them as well. In those 1.5 years I literally tried EVERYTHING under the sun to battle... READ MORE

Let me begin by saying that I have seen a few aestheticians prior to seeing Cindy. The majority of them either didn't want to spend time to listen to my concerns or just tried to push the products that were sold at the practice. I came to see Cindy for a skin care consultation. I am 30 years... READ MORE

Great skin texture/ very soft (although I have quite a lot of acne scars), less spots. If I get a spot it dissapears in 24-48 hr and heals quickly. Using Retin A as a night time cream for nearly 2 years now, I can see I have reduced sebum production and therefore less acne (the odd spot when... READ MORE

Just started on this 5 weeks ago, having been lucky enough to never suffer from problem skin, i wanted to hold back the fine lines i was starting to get under my eyes. i was warned by my dermatologist that i would get "old lady eyes" boy have i ever!!! its actually only the science behind this... READ MORE

I was on combination birth control pills to help with acne along my bilateral cheeks and chin. This helped, but I had to stop taking the pill for health reasons. My acne came back and no soaps or creams were helping. I was started on retin A cream once a day at night, and I loved it. I used... READ MORE

In June I started to use ret a ,after reading it could help with acne ,I have spent years using all the lotions and potions from the chemist and the drs none of it ever worked I was prescribed antibiotics which did help but as soon as I stopped taking them the acne would come back then I would... READ MORE

I am in LOVE with retin a!! After years of trying every product I could get my hands on for acne treatment, wrinkles, age spots, etc....I finally have an all-in-one that works. Read the science behind it - it's one of the only product that is scientifically proven to work. It's the ONLY... READ MORE

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How much does Retin-A cost?

The typical cost for Retin-A ranges from $25-$150 with an average cost of $125. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 124 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more