How should I transition from my salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide routine to Tretinoin?
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Topical treatments for acne
Thank you for your question Rocky River. Common topical treatments for acne include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, and retinoids. For my patients I recommend using the retinoids such as tretinoin, adapalene, and tazarotene at night and the other products in the morning. Using benzoyl peroxide immediately before a retinoid can degrade the retinoid and render it ineffective. Doxycycline by mouth can be taken at the same time. Doxycycline works well for redness associated with acne. Chemical peels and laser treatments work well for acne as well. I recommend consulting with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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