Retina A: Will I Get Any Benefit from Using Retin A on my Neck and Upper Chest?

Is there any truth to mixing Retin A with lotion? I have been told that this will increase penetration of the drug as well as provide less drying effect. Is there any truth to this? Thanks very much in advance.

Doctor Answers 2

Retin-a on the neck and chest

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Yes, Retin-A can be used on the neck and chest but get specific instructions from your prescribing doctor. A moisturizer will help prevent irritation, especially in these more sensitive areas. It can be applied before or after the Retin-A micro.

New York Dermatologist

Retin A to neck and chest

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Retin-A should not be applied anywhere but the face unless you have consulted a physician in person. There are very strong Retin-A versions and the neck and chest will become severely aggravated, red, and sometimes permanently damaged by applying Retin-A incorrectly. Before you do anything like this, consult with a dermatologist for an evaluation in person!

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