Which is better, tretinoin gel or tretinoin cream? Which will give me the better results, not just momentarily but overall?
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Creams vs Gels
Thank you for your question. You are correct that higher doses are stronger. In my opinion, one vehicle (creams or gels) is not necessarily superior to the other, but one is more drying and irritating than the other. Gels tend to be more drying and patients cannot tolerate the dryness and irritation. I have had patients who experienced great results with both gels and creams. Treatment options are based on the type of acne and skin type you have. I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist regarding your acne and treatment options that best suit your needs. Take care and good luck.