Redness all over face after Retin-A use; is this normal?
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Retin A and expectations
Thank you for your question. A side effect of Retin-A is redness, irritation, dryness, etc. I cannot evaluate your skin without photos or an in person evaluation, but from what you describe, it sounds like you are experiencing some irritation from the Retin-A cream. In my experience, decreasing the frequency of Retin-A to every other night or every two nights helps minimize side effects, but it will take longer to notice any results. I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist to evaluate your skin and to discuss treatment options that best suit your needs.
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