Which is stronger: tretinoin 0.05% or 0.01%?
Doctor Answers 1
Tretinoin cream for Wrinkles, Acne, Sun damage
Tretinoin cream (Retin-A or Renova) is highly recommended by dermatologists for many patients due to its positive effect on wrinkles, sun damage, and acne. It comes in multiple strengths depending on brand. Renova comes in 0.02% and tretinoin cream comes in 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1%. To clarify, 0.1% is stronger than 0.05%. You mention 0.01% and not 0.1% - One does not usually see 0.01% in cream form which would be lower than 0.05%. Tretioin 0.01% does come in gel form. Most of our patients use tretinoin cream 0.05% and increase to 0.1% if oilier or thicker more resistant skin. Hope this helps.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.