Is it safe to get a deep cleansing facial with extractions while on treatment with Tazoraz 0.05% cream?
Doctor Answers 1
Tazorac is generally a good choice
Tazorac is an acne prescription cream that is in the same family as Retin A, but stronger. A benefit of topical vitamin A is collagen stimulation, so it aids in reducing wrinkles as well as improving the appearance of scars. It comes with a couple of concerns, which are if you have olive skin and a tendency to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation AND it is too drying for you, you could get some ashy spots. Yet, for others Retin A and tazorac can help reduce hyperpigmentation. Proper sunscreen use is mandatory. I'm not a fan of facials. For the hyperpigmentation on your upper lip you could try a hydroquinone product, or as an alternative I like Epionce's Melanolyte serum and lotion. They are a botanical line that works, and is safe for sensitive skin types.
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