Thank you for your question user562. Retinoids are great products for anti-aging. Using these products before and after treatments may lead to irritation. I recommend that my patients stop using retinoids one week before and one week after a treatment. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
When is it okay to stop using Retin-A after starting?
Thank you for your excellent question. In either case you can stop immediately with no side effects or need to taper them off. Once your extractions are done you can resume your regimen as you had previously. Hope this helps.
Temporary Cessation of Retin-A
There are no harmful effects for stopping a Retin-A or Retin-A like medication and then resuming. Many patients will take retinols/ Retin-A for 6 month periods of time and pause during the summer due to sun sensitivity. Your skin may require some time to adapt to once a day treatment again.