Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 016921/001.

Names and composition

"RETIN-A" is the commercial name of a drug composed of TRETINOIN.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016921/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN SOLUTION/TOPICAL 0.05%
016921/002 RETIN-A TRETINOIN SWAB/TOPICAL 0.05%
017340/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.1%
017522/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.05%
017579/002 RETIN-A TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.025%
017955/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.01%
019049/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.025%

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016921/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN SOLUTION/TOPICAL 0.05%
016921/002 RETIN-A TRETINOIN SWAB/TOPICAL 0.05%
017340/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.1%
017522/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.05%
017579/002 RETIN-A TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.025%
017955/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.01%
019049/001 RETIN-A TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.025%
019963/001 RENOVA TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.05%
020400/001 AVITA TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.025%
020404/003 AVITA TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.025%
020438/001 VESANOID TRETINOIN CAPSULE/ORAL 10MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020475/001 RETIN-A MICRO TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.1%
020475/002 RETIN-A MICRO TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.04%
020475/003 RETIN-A-MICRO TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.08%
021108/001 RENOVA TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.02%
022070/001 ATRALIN TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.05%
074873/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN SOLUTION/TOPICAL 0.05%
075213/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.1%
075260/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN SOLUTION/TOPICAL 0.05%
075264/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.025%
075265/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.05%
075529/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.025%
075589/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.01%
076498/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.05%
077684/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CAPSULE/ORAL 10MG
090098/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.0375%
201687/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CAPSULE/ORAL 10MG
202026/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.1%
202209/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CREAM/TOPICAL 0.075%
202567/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.04%
207955/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN GEL/TOPICAL 0.05%
208279/001 TRETINOIN TRETINOIN CAPSULE/ORAL 10MG

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Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Youlanda Linck 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Rich Griep 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Hyo Francher 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Maynard Plain 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Marin Tonas 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Velia Hartrick 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Verda Altig 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Patti Mutter 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Nicolette Mcgibney 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Mike Mayotte 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Booker Auala 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Calvin Largay 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Raleigh Vongunten 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Chanel Ziobro 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Jo Smail 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Glayds Minturn 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Dulcie Kummer 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Corie Colbaugh 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Mark Bussell 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Ailene Ducat 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Krystin Alfonsi 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Shirly Choice 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Lashunda Rosko 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Rhea Porto 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Charleen Malloy 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Elsa Kitner 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Maxima Rabal 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Malena Trombly 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Leoma Booton 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Mozella Martiez 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Paul Boisse 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Pamula Washabaugh 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Ona Gaar 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Marivel Franc 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Rafael Vanderschoot 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Kisha Klaft 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Kenny Marske 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Jacinto Jolissaint 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Carina Mcglown 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Amee Mbonu 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Kristi Briden 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Shanda Dobberstein 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Deeanna Swarts 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Elois Schleck 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Eleni Dipalma 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Corinna Bardney 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Jillian Strop 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Tari Zana 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Lindsey Glascott 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Ilene Enns 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Sanora Kuhnert 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Leila Liberman 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Asha Schoninger 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Megan Yarborough 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Meaghan Jaworsky 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Vergie Risby 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Cicely Mooring 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Lisa Bertino 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Jesus Florea 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Angelita Percival 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Sondra Lefeld 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Reba Deklerk 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Sherril Canova 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Harvey Scruton 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Tonita Klase 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Glenna Baldi 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Laine Krips 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Fred Raulston 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Deann Ranni 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Toshia Affagato 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Lourie Franeo 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Laquanda Segonia 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Tammara Fowlston 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Kim Simien 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Jaclyn Gutreuter 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Raymundo Terney 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Kerrie Jagher 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Roland Butland 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Milagro Olowe 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Courtney Osteen 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Karl Routh 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Valrie Prudencio 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Bambi Tendick 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Trisha Orkin 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Eloise Manzanarez 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Mallie Guarno 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Brett Baetz 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Charlott Diss 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Zetta Krysh 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Sandy Dewberry 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Myesha Seib 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Isabell Laser 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Margarett Mcdiarmid 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Debera Levering 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Claire Kilborn 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Kalyn Isabella 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Hope Loftin 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Vance Penna 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Clinton Nath 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Mariette Caraway 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Jamal Douga 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Leeanna Rigo 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Sydney Gougis 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Darlene Mascheck 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Yanira Bursell 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Giuseppe Sypult 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Vivienne Cito 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Melynda Cerminaro 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Dona Schenk 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Alleen Bohanan 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Meridith Warrington 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Lindsy Lantry 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Akiko Nevwirth 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Tammy Belflower 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Buffy Brigante 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Tatyana Grassie 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Rupert Melendres 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Shirley Waldeck 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Ezequiel Moskovitz 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Deandre Dalleva 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Candi Deighan 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Claude Ausiello 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Maegan Campus 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Rosaura Redington 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Mimi Champman 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Gregory Beamish 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Corey Suggitt 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Tracee Bruni 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Erna Bardos 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Patience Enriquez 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Molly Helman 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Elna Lapenta 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Man Chaudhry 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Candie Davino 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Ismael Kihlstrom 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Robena Boedecker 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Ruthanne Limbrick 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Clay Kienast 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Rosana Wittenborn 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Leanne Sandmeier 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Enoch Wasmus 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Bree Mccade 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Jewell Favre 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Kandra Zubiate 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Jan Muninger 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Maye Castrogiovann 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Veda Ehrisman 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Pam Vredenburgh 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Adelaida Lindow 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Allene Mutty 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Dania Jenifer 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Ciara Tsuda 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Tressa Ginnetti 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Kittie Zelle 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Taren Schlipp 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Ora Hesselbein 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Deloris Kleftogiannis 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Alphonse Diskin 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Tracey Domagall 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Rochell Else 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Napoleon Mash 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Mariette Nasuti 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Annamae Mattice 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Benita Bogdan 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Edris Skimehorn 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Agatha Bennafield 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Gilbert Sabori 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Bradly Lamica 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Florida Dayao 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Jefferson Belstad 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Jackie Duerkson 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Inga Hineman 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Cher Prestley 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Kathleen Bullers 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Julianne Cabanilla 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Liza Barnhurst 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Evelyn Abaya 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Adella Bybee 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Joyce Agena 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Catalina Fitchette 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Kathleen Winthrop 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Sonia Cowder 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Francesca Okojie 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Sharleen Bastardi 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Vida Haberstroh 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Conception Hamamoto 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Loreen Smither 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Wally Billiter 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Dorinda Malott 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Jonna Scheider 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Virgil Rexroat 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Merna Montalbano 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Kena Vivyan 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Tony Espe 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Sachiko Roaden 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Claudine Venghaus 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Maurita Liebenow 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Charise Alverest 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro?
anyone else using this topical? does it make your face oily? what kind of success have you had/are you having? Asked by Jackson Dinicola 1 year ago.

Retin-A is a very good product but can be pretty drying at times so definitely won't cause oiliness. Retin-A is a vitamin A deriative in the topical form. It works by removing dead or old skin cells on the skin's surface. As a result this increases new skin cells to form thus help remove the dark spots as those old cells are removed. Retin-A due to its peeling effect also work well on acne, acne marks and scars and with prolonged use has also been proven to have anti-ageing properties as well. However you have to use Retin-A with caution because it is drying and sensitive to sunlight. If your skin is oily, it will be ok to apply it on your entire face. But if your skin is sensitive or dry, it can make it worse so apply to problematic areas only. If it still drys out you might want to switch to a lower concentration. The first few days of using Retin-A will show signs of irritation like flaking or sunburn but it will all pass within a few days as your skin is adjusting to it. I have oily skin and does have a slight irritation for the first few days when I use it but it gets better after a week. DO NOT use Retin-A in the day or you will get sunburn because it is sensitive to sunlight. So use it only at night before you sleep and wash it off the next morning with a mild cleanser. Retin-A also has a tendency to make your skin sensitive to sunlight even though you didn't apply it in the day so be sure to put sunblock. I had huge success with Retin-A although I didn't use the micro which is the gel form, I used the cream form because it is less drying and I am clear from acne for 5 years although I am on low dose antibiotic as well. I had very bad acne initially so my dermatologist gave me this and antibiotics as well. I think Retin-A did help( Combo effect of both meds and Retin-A) my acne but I'm very sure Retin-A is the one that cleared my acne marks and scars. Answered by Oleta Desrosiers 1 year ago.

i ought to in straightforward words use Retin A Micro to cope with the pimples and use a very moisturizer. you may reason undesirable burns on your face blending OTC and Rx pimples remedies , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my epidermis and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash mutually. Answered by Cleo Deegan 1 year ago.

I've used it, years ago when I had acne and it made my face red and it burned and almost peeled. If you decide to try this anyway, use the tiniest amount. Do not apply it all over your face. Just dot the stuff on places that need it. Another thing- I'd try Proactiv- it's a kit and it works miracles! Once I tried Proactiv, I never had acne again, ever! ( I think you have to order Proactiv online, but it's so worth it!) Good luck! Answered by Sachiko Strausser 1 year ago.

I haven't used t, but I know that it causes peeling of you skin, wich doesn't mean oily sensation or look Answered by Keiko Armacost 1 year ago.

i used it and it made my face dry, red, and it burned almost like a sunburn on my face. i just stopped using it and i wont again. Answered by Esteban Robbert 1 year ago.


Retin-A Question???
I have been using retin-a .025% for abot 3 weeks now! My acne is getting worse which i know is supposed to happen! arghhh!! Just wondering if i can add mousterizer before applying the retin-a! And if anyone has had any experience with retin-a please share! Did it work? Asked by Mickie Odil 1 year ago.

Retin-A is use for the treatment of acne as well as clear red marks, scars as well as wrinkles. It does so by peeling your skin which in simple terms exfoliation. If it is your initial use of Retin-A, you will find your skin getting red and sore like a sunburn. This is because Retin-A peels your face. It is this mechanism that helps get rid of acne by sloughing away old skin cells or cells on the surface faster as well as cells in the pore to prevent clogging of the pore so that bacteria cannot build up in them. That's why it helps acne by purging the pores. Intitial use of Retin-A may also induce breakout due to the purging, pushing all the bacteria to the surface but after a few weeks, you will start clearing up when your pores are clean. Because it gets rid of old cells as well to reveal newer cells underneath, it helps scars and wrinkles and red marks also. Retin-A is sensitive to sunlight so it is preferred to be used at night and application of sunblock is important in the day as it can make your skin sensitive also. Yes you can add moisturizer if you find it too drying but make sure it does not consist of any benzoyl peroxide because it will inactivate the Retin-A Answered by Ryann Sagastume 1 year ago.

i used retin-a micro 0.1% a few yrs ago and it def helped. yea it did get worse at first. it kinda burned and itched when i first put it on and my skin did become flaky but after a while my pores really shrank and the blackheads came to the surface so when i washed my face they were washed away as well. but the 1 i used was 4x as strong as the one ur using so it might take u a bit longer to notice results. i think it took me at least a month or 2 to see results but everyone is diff so it might be diff 4 u as well. Answered by Dean Biastock 1 year ago.

i used it only for two weeks, but it didnt work very well, it just irritated my whole face/sort of made it flakey where i put it but yeah i heard its supposed to get worse before it gets better, but there are probably better things out there Answered by Karry Kreuziger 1 year ago.


ACNE, safe to use Retin A without prescription?
Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A.I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl... Asked by Tama Troxel 1 year ago.

Came across good reviews on Retin A, I have mild acne, but cannot afford to see a dermatologist. My friend, who suffered from acne told me, her doctor prescribed Retin-A. I found Retin-A the generic brand at a pharmacy online. Im not sure how strong the side effects are, or what. I have been using benzoyl peroxide for many months, but its not working well...any suggestions.... Answered by Casey Gutmann 1 year ago.

Retin-A (tretinoin) is a powerful acne treatment medication, derived from vitamin A. It can be used to treat mild to moderately severe acne, and is especially effective for those with comedonal acne (many blackheads and whiteheads). Retin-A is available in cream or gel form,"" by prescription only""## and is also known as Retin-A Micro, Avita, Renova, and generic tretinoin. ## I am well aware that many prescription products ar available at Online Pharm... be careful here please. Many acne sufferers swear by their Retin-A medication, and for some it is an excellent treatment choice. Its advantages go beyond clearing acne -- for example, people who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may find that Retin-A reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration left by acne breakouts. Also, adult acne sufferers benefit from the other popular use of Retin-A: It can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. How it Works: All tretinoin products work by speeding up cell turnover rates, rapidly exfoliating the skin and decreasing the buildup of dead cells within the follicle. This, in turn, reduces the formation of comedones. Retin-A also makes existing blackheads less "sticky," helping the blockages make their way to the surface to be expelled. Like most acne medications, Retin-A takes time to work. You will likely not see any change in the skin for several weeks, and it may take several months for noticeable improvement to occur. [WARNING] Retin-A has and can have possible ill-side effects in some people. Using it, do NOT expose yourself to prolonged sunlight or if u have sunburn. Do not use it if pregnant or considering pregnancy. Consult a doctor before using it, if subjected to other types of skin irritations or conditions. .. Summary: There are a lot of medications around for Acne and with so many, regardless of what they claim to do or how effective they claim to be (notice how Retina-A manufacturers state how good it is BUT also state that it may take some time to work.."covering themselves??" IF there was a magic cure for Acne, it would be worth a fortune IF it was defintely proven to be totally effective..and even people like me who grew up with the problem would be more richer with the cost savings that I spent of creams/liquids/diets etc. etc. I still got Acne..It persisted and eventually as I left the teenage years..it left me. Answered by Amie Yafai 1 year ago.

NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to �double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Vena Weimar 1 year ago.

You better go to a doctor before using that retin 'cause it's too strong!!; I used it when I was a child and worked well!! Answered by Rubye Fabbri 1 year ago.


Retin A Micro...problem?
So should i stop using the cleanser and get cetaphil for sensitive skin??? what is up with small blisters on my upper lip, forehead and chin??? they look like a rash... Asked by Roberto Bio 1 year ago.

Hi everyone. I just started using retin a micro on friday and i was also prescribed hydroquinone for fading my acne scars. i use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer which BOTH contains Salicylic Acid 0.5%. However, today when i woke up, i had little red dots on my forehead and above my lip..like a rash. is that due to the fact that im using the cleanser which contains the Salicylic Acid 0.5%??? Should i switch to using cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and their regular moisturizer??? thanks. Answered by Kristine Willaby 1 year ago.

That Retin-A cream is strong!! I'm surprised you didn't get a bunch of redness on top of the rash. I used it and was told to use a gentle cleaner like Ivory twice a day and to stay away from anything that contains salicylic acid or benzamyacin--any medicated cleaners. Yeah, Retin A can be pretty rough on the skin. It takes some getting used to. For the first week, my face was red as a beet. I had to use it every second day until I got used to it. Once I did though, it really worked. Try the Ivory soap and if you have to moisturize, try something non-cosmedogenic (so you don't clog your pores and get more acne)--a nice moisturizer, especially for users of the Retin-A is Aveeno unscented with menthol. The oatmeal and menthol cools and reduces redness. I'd actually skip a day of the Retin-A and apply a nice slathering of the Aveeno, just until the rash goes away a bit. I'm afraid the Retin-A will irritate the rash, so leave it for a day, then start with the Ivory and maybe the Aveeno during the day if you feel your skin is dry. After the rash is gone, it's probably best to avoid moisturizer. The Retin-A sloths off the top layers of skin, and moisturizers slow that process. Good luck with all. Answered by Johna Khn 1 year ago.

I would only use Retin A Micro to handle the acne and use an ultra moisturizer. You can cause bad burns on your face mixing OTC and Rx acne treatments , even face wash and moisturizers can react with the Retin A Micro. I burned my skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an acne wash together. Answered by Malia Carback 1 year ago.

I have retin A and I can only use it once in awhile without my whole face peeling off! IT gets really red and itchy and scaly, I would say cut out the salicylic acid! I used to use retin a every other day and i used it lightly. I mean it is great for everything. Scars, zits, and preventing wrinkles but no matter what strength you use it, be careful! I had rudolf nose from it for so long, 2 weeks! GO for the moisturizer, I started cleansing with cetaphil too. Answered by Kiersten Fama 1 year ago.

Your skin is extremely sensitive while on RetinA. You should not use any products containing salicylic acid without your dermatologist's approval. It's just too much for your skin. I would not use anything unless it's for sensitive skin to given to you by the doctor. Additionally, be sure to wear sunscreen everytime you leave the house -- even if it's for 5 minutes -- while on Retin A. I got a blistering sunburn after only 15 minutes because I didn't use sunscreen! Answered by Janell Gahan 1 year ago.

You are totally over drying out your face. Retin A is no joke. You have to stay out the sun and keep hydrating. I would stop using the Aveeno with the salicylic acid and see if those red bumps disappear. If they don;t call the dermo and get an appt. Answered by Senaida Englander 1 year ago.


Is retin A healthy for skin ?
I have been reading a lot of good reviews for retin A for acne. Is it healthy to use ?? Does it work ?? Asked by Nicolas Chestnut 1 year ago.

Retin-A®, or Tretinoin, is a topical acne treatment that is used to treat severe breakouts, fine wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. Available by prescription, Retin-A® is a vitamin A derivative that accelerates skin cell production. New skin cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the accelerated turnover prevents new pimples from forming. Retin-A® functions by irritating the skin and causing the cells to divide and die more rapidly. This increased turnover of skin cells reduces the appearance of acne. Retin-A® causes new cells to replace the cells of existing pimples or blemishes, while the rapid turnover of skin cell prevents new pimples and blemishes from forming. Although serious medical side effects from Retin-A are rare, it is possible to experience temporary skin irritation or redness. This can typically be avoided by gradually increasing the frequency and amount of Retin-A® administered, to allow the skin to adjust to treatment. Irritation is particularly common within the first three weeks of treatment. Retin-A® patients may experience a worsening of acne before improvement. Retin-A® may also increase the risk of sunburn. For this reason, application of sunscreen while using Retin-A® is strongly recommended. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Retin-A® Basically, it is known to irritate the skin. Answered by Alonso Windsor 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and retin-a ?
i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched... Asked by Krysten Bonte 1 year ago.

i use benza clin in the morning, and retin a at night. i wash my face every morning and night with the dove beauty bar. i use neutrogena oil free moisturizer for sensitive skin, i started using all this about a week ago and yesterday my face burnt REALLY bad after putting on aveeno moisturizer with spf . i switched moisturizers, but my face is realllly dry and flakey all over my chin, upper lip and the tops of my cheeks. i also have dry skin right under my eye brows and in the outer corner or my eye? i don't put any acne medications anywhere near my eyes. i read the directions that came with the benza clin and retin a and it says it will dry out my face real bad for the first 2-4 weeks, its clearing my acne but is my face going to be this dry and flakey the whole time i use it? Answered by Mikki Lalone 1 year ago.

It's the Retin-A I believe. Benzaclin is already drying, but mixing the two is going to make your skin even dryer. Benzaclin and Retin-A both contain different antibiotics, and unless you were OKed from your dermatologist to use both at the same time, I don't think it's a good idea. I use Benzaclin and it works faaaantastic. If I were you, I would cut the Retin-A and the moisturizer out of your daily routine and just stick with washing your face, maybe using a toner and then following with the Benzaclin. Even though Benzaclin is drying, it's definitely not going to make your skin peel and flake like crazy if you just use a necessary amount. I have pretty oily skin, and when I use Benzaclin I don't need a moisturizer after. Also, I have personal long term experience with mixing different products. Trust me, using Benzaclin + retin-a + dove + neutrogena is NOT a good idea. If you're going to use a Dove face wash, use a Dove moisturizer close to the same category. If you're going to use a Neutrogena moisturizer, use a Neutrogena face wash. It's not good to mix different brands. If you use products all within the same brand, it's not going to irritate your skin as much because they are for the most part all created with the same chemicals. I already told you what I would do, Benzaclin should be enough. I've never used the retin a but Benzaclin contains Benzoyl peroxide, and clindamycin (spelling) which if used with different chemicals/antibiotics can have adverse results. For now, try cutting down the regimen using only what you need to to see if you get any changes. Answered by Janessa Amos 1 year ago.

Benzaclin Directions Answered by Demetrius Kolenda 1 year ago.


Pharmacists What is the difference between Retin A and RetinA Micro?
Is one stronger than the other? Also is transdermal deliever through the epidermis effective? Asked by Shandi Pasierb 1 year ago.

Retin-A - There are three different forms of Retin-A., cream, gel and liquid. They are available in different strengths that are available from your physician. Retin-A(tretinoin) is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Retinis thought to loosen and expel existing acne plugs in the skin and prevent new lesions from forming. It directly attacks the primary cause of acne, the plug. Retin-A Micro (tretinoin gel) microsphere, 0.1% - was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 7, 1997, for the tratment of acne vulgaris.This is the first prescription medication utilizing the Microsponge® systems technology. Where as conventional formulations of topical medications are intended to work on the outer layers of the skin; releasing their active ingredients upon application, producing a highly concentrated layer of active ingredient that is rapidly absorbed. The Microsponge® systems can prevent excessive accumulation of medication within surface layer of the skin. Thus, significantly reducing the irritation of effective medication without reducing their efficacy. Less than one-thousandth of an inch in diameter, each Microsponge system can serve as a reservoir or a closed container to protect certain substances from degradation or absorption, and as an absorbent receptacle to collect undesirable substances. Microsponge technology of entrapment of undersirable substances is believed to contribute to the decrease in reported side effects in the Retin-A Micro system as compared to more traditional methods of delivering Tretinoin the active ingredient in Retin-A. The novel acne treatment entraps Tretinoin in Microsponge systems and formulates them into a gel. The microspheres hold the medication in reserve, allowing the skin to absorb small amounts of tretinoin over time. Dermatologists who conducted the pivotal clinical studies believe this may be why most Retin-A Micro patients experience little or no irritation. The microspheres themselves remain on top of the skin and are easily washed off when patients shower or wash their face. Retin-A Micro also reduces the appearance of facial shine (oiliness) on the skin's surface. In clinical studies, the overwhelming majority of Retin-A Micro patients experienced little or no cutaneous irritation in four categories — erythema, peeling, burning/stinging, and itching - at two weeks, the typical peak irritation period for tretinoin. Answered by Judson Mikolon 1 year ago.

Dr. Kenneth Miller : "For years David Wake of the University of California at Berkeley has studied different species of salamander that surround the Central Valley in California. When you look at the range of these species, what you discover is that the local variations at the very ends of the range are now so different from each other that if you capture them both and you put them side by side in a cage, any biologist would agree that they are distinct and separate species. Nonetheless, they have been produced in recent times simply by the spreading of salamanders over a geographic range. Many opponents of evolution will sort of retreat and say, "Well, okay, but those species are really similar to each other. Show us a species that is dramatically different." But that initial splitting, that's the phenomenon that actually drives evolution. You shouldn't expect to see a cat suddenly give birth to a dog or something along those lines. At the moment when one species splits into two, you should see two distinctly different species that still show the similarities that previously united them within a single classification. We see this happen all the time. The people who say that macroevolution, by which they mean really big evolution, has never been observed, inevitably cannot give you a strict and rigorous definition of what macroevolution is. They'll simply say it's the formation of new categories or evolutionary novelties. They're loath to put specifics on that idea, to tell you what percentage of the genes or how many base pairs of DNA have to change, because I think they know very well that once they make specific what they mean by macroevolution, some darn biologist is going to go out into the field or into the lab and follow exactly that rate of change and show that macroevolution really does occur." Answered by Reginald Aplin 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Asia Steinworth 1 year ago.

what are the % strengths of prescription retin-A Answered by Felice Nothstein 1 year ago.


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