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Retin A, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Differin, Renova, Generic Gel Cream- Which is Best?

Are they all the same? Which is better? Which is more advanced/latest? Doesnt cause irritation? Most preferred by people? Let me know your experiences... READ MORE

How Can I Treat A White Spot Left After a Pimple?

Will this go away? Should I use a retinoid in that area to try and revive the pigment? Would this happen to be common? This pimple is probably a few... READ MORE

How Strong of a Retinoid is in Differin Cream?

The Differin Cream 0.1 %, the mildest version of the 3. And can it increase the penetration of hydroquinone to produce greater lightening affects? READ MORE

What Are Some Good Alternatives to Retinoids During Pregnancy?

What are some good alternatives to retinoids during pregnancy and what happens to your skin when you stop using them? I have been using Differin for... READ MORE

Are Higher Doses of Retinoids More Effective?

I've been using 0.05% tretinoin cream for 5 months, and my mild-moderate acne still hasn't cleared up as desired. When I asked my... READ MORE

Is there a product similar to benzoyl peroxide that dermatologists would prescribe to patients other than retinoids?

I read that benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria. I tried Clinique benzoyl peroxide and thought it worked much better than salicylic acid but it... READ MORE

How long should one wait to see results using retinoids?

Hello, I've been using a brand retinoid cream 0.05% for about 4 months for my acne red marks (and my very mild active acne) but the results I'm seeing... READ MORE

What is the most gentle NON RETINOID treatment for mild acne?

What is the most gentle/least irritating/light exfoliation NON RETINOID spot treatment for mild acne (White heads on forehead & nose.... READ MORE

How do I treat my teenage, hormonal acne?

Even though my skin improved over the years, I suffer from hormonal acne often. I get cysts on my face and neck once to twice a week. Is there a way... READ MORE

Best Treatment for Adult Acne?

I have most pores that are always clogged. My face is too sensitive for retinolds and even over the counter retinols(Skinmedica). What are options are... READ MORE

Totally clear of acne after 6 weeks, should I ask my doctor if I can get off doxycycline already?

I switched my previous retinoid to Retin A Micro 0.1 and it works way better, I can feel my skin is drier in a good way, smaller pores and more... READ MORE

How do I avoid acne breakouts from threading my eyebrows and upper lip?

I break out really bad whenever I get my upper lip and eyebrows threaded. I cant wax since I'm on a retinoid and tweezing would probably take at least... READ MORE

Can overuse of a retinoid cause damage? I've been on Differin for years and I have a recurring blister on my nose.

I have been on Differin for years and have used it primarily on my nose I had a reoccurring blister appear there. It only appears when I have been in... READ MORE

Retinoid: Adapalene and then Tretinoin?

I'm 29 and from Germany. I want to start a Retinoid Treatment but here in Germany I only can get two types of Retinoid Cremes: Differin Adapalene 0,1%... READ MORE

Cheek acne: should I stop the bp treatment and the dose and duration of vibramycin? (photo)

I have moderate inflamed acne on my cheeks and alot of closed comedones over my chin which really annoys me , i'm using vibramycin oral antibiotic now... READ MORE

Breakouts that make me feel terrible. Any suggestions? (photos)

Recently broke out quite badly after using Zineryt on prescription.27 old. Have oily skin.Have had acne during my younger years and have been on... READ MORE

I use stieva a 0.05% for acne. I recently discovered it's a retinoid & used for wrinkle treatment. Is it safe to use long term?

What is your advice on this? I am 28 years old and I'm starting to get forehead wrinkles. I spread a thin layer over my entire face, including around... READ MORE

Strange hairs growing on my head after acne treatment?

I have recently become aware that I have very dark, coarse, and wiry hairs (almost like "pubic" hairs) all over my scalp. These hairs are not like my... READ MORE

Can you use an OTC retinoid while using adapeline? I was prescribed adapeline for acne because I have sensitive skin

It's less irritating, but I'd like to get the anti-aging benefits of a retinol. Is alright/effective for me to use an OTC retinoid as well as my... READ MORE

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