How Long Should Retin-a Treatment Be Stopped Before Getting Pregnant?

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Stopping Retin-A treatment

There is no hard and fast rule for this, but to be perfectly safe, I would say stopping 1 month before getting pregnant. Others could easily argue even 1 week, but 1 month is being extra extra cautious. There are really concerns with oral retinoids like isotretinoin and pregnancy, whereas topical retinoids like retin-a are really just a theoretical concern. Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

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