Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020475/001.

Names and composition

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

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
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%

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020438/001 VESANOID TRETINOIN CAPSULE/ORAL 10MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**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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Answered questions

Benzaclin and Retin-A Micro??????????
Does Benzaclin or Retin-A Micro help acne scars? Asked by Jaqueline Condron 1 year ago.

Both are used for treating acne. Depending on the severity of the scarring Retin-A treatment (the generic version is tretinoin) can help remove long term acne damage and skin discolorations. There can be side effects associated with each of the drugs you mention (excessive dryness, peeling) so it may not be the best option for everyone. Retin A used with other courses of treatment overall acne can sometimes help diminish acne occurrence and scars dramatically. Answered by Carla Emfield 1 year ago.

i in my opinion used both one in all those about 10 years in the past. The Retin-A micro is a lot less harsh than right now-up Retin-A. I loved it a lot extra positive. My zits did not reply properly to both so i ended up progressing to accutane. no longer some thing particular I remember about the blend. stay away from sunlight with any Retin-A, as you burn a lot less complicated. Answered by Allena Weberg 1 year ago.


Retin-a Micro? HELP PLEASE?
When I started using Retin a Micro (given to me by a dermatologist) my face wasn't as bad as it is now. I didn't have horrible acne and it wasn't on my nose or chin. Now I have it on my chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. After 7 weeks my skin is worse than before. I'm starting to give up hope that... Asked by Aleida Farer 1 year ago.

When I started using Retin a Micro (given to me by a dermatologist) my face wasn't as bad as it is now. I didn't have horrible acne and it wasn't on my nose or chin. Now I have it on my chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. After 7 weeks my skin is worse than before. I'm starting to give up hope that i'm ever going to have a clear face. If you've had a positive experience with retin-a micro please tell me how long it took to clear your face? Thank you! Answered by Amparo Britson 1 year ago.

Retin-A Micro has well-designed studies that support its efficacy and safety for the treatment of acne. Whether or not I have a positive experience with Retin-A Micro will not help you because we may have different skin types. I am still use tretinoin gel to maintain wrinkle-free skin. I am guessing what you are experiencing now is your Retin-A Micro helping your skin removing the top layer of dead skin and in turn, pushing out pimples that were deep down in your pores seven weeks prior. Another reason is that you could be experiencing retinoid dermatitis. The best care you can get right now is to speak with your dermatologist. I think you should take into consideration other factors before you blame Retin-A Micro. Ask yourself: What cleanser are you use? How many time do you cleanse per day? Do you use a toner? Does it have alcohol in it? Do you use an exfoliant such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid? Do you use other acne medication along with Retin-A Micro such as benzoyl peroxide or sulfur? Do you wear sunscreen? An inappropriate skin care routine can make matters worse for your retinoid therapy. Best Wishes Answered by Kelsie Linley 1 year ago.


Retin-A Micro drying my skin out completely?
I have had the prescription for Retin A micro for quite some time now, but when ever I would start to use it, by a week my skin would have huge pimples and dry patches so I would stop. Well, I am trying to actually use the product because everyone says after 2 or 3 weeks the dryness starts to decrease. Well, its... Asked by Margarita Wilging 1 year ago.

I have had the prescription for Retin A micro for quite some time now, but when ever I would start to use it, by a week my skin would have huge pimples and dry patches so I would stop. Well, I am trying to actually use the product because everyone says after 2 or 3 weeks the dryness starts to decrease. Well, its been 3 weeks, and my skin has dry patches, deep pimples, and when I put lotion on it burns horribly. I have been using it every other night even, because they say that is supposed to reduce the drying, and also I have applied it 30 minutes after washing my face. I have extremely good hygiene, and I am just wondering weather to stop using the retin a, or what moisturizer to use, or something. Also I wear make up. Lots of tips would help.(: Answered by Minh Heye 1 year ago.

Retin-A is known for drying skin out. But as with anything results and reactions are going to vary person to person. If you've tried using less as recommended try using a good non pore clogging moisturizer like Aveeno. It could be the combination of your facial cleanser and the Retin-A. Try using a more moisturizing cleanser for your face. Also try using them separately like Retin-A during day only and moisturizer at night without the Retin-A. IF after all that it still is drying you out just stop using it. If you are trying to get rid of acne try using Clean & Clear Deep cleaning toner(2%) & Clearasil ultra acne treatment cream along with the aveeno moisturizer. I've tried everything and anything to clear mine and those two together are the only thing that has kept my face clear for the long run. Sometimes the combination of the clean and clear and Clearasil dry it a bit but when it happens I generally just don't use the Clearasil for a few days and only use the clean and clear and aveeno. Answered by Alida Leu 1 year ago.

nicely i exploit Differin (i'm 32 and use it for anti-transforming into previous purposes) despite if this is largely the comparable medicine you're employing. a million. The redness and flakiness is thoroughly conventional. Retin-A is an exfoliant and that in basic terms means this is doing this is interest. it may additionally be conventional on your zits to worsen for a jointly as previously it gets extra valuable, via fact the Retin-A is inflicting speedier cellular turnover and bringing extra stuff to the exterior extra rapidly. i think of many times around 6-8 weeks is what all and sundry is informed for while to assume to confirm effects. 2. Cetaphil is unquestionably possibly the final cleanser you ought to use. i exploit it via fact I even have very dry/gentle skin. I wash my face with it and placed on the Differin afterwards. 3. i could advise employing a moisturizer in the experience that your skin is flaking and peeling. My dermatologist informed me to get one referred to as Cerave, that's rather comfortable and stable for people who use topical retinoids. stable success, dangle in there, this is going to help issues sparkling up! If the Retin A is in basic terms too solid for you, there are gentler zits drugs accessible (like Differin). P.S i does not use Benzol Peroxide face wash as nicely to Retin-A. The Retin-A is effectual adequate to shelter issues. in case you employ Benzol Peroxide too, you run the prospect of stripping your skin of all oils (which isn't stable) and making issues much extra aggravated/worse. Answered by Raylene Maccarino 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 Laverna Shird 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 Alita Getty 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 Porsha Bohannan 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 Rima Poletti 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 Sharon Hesters 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 Tiana Hujer 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 Douglas Criger 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 Troy Marcantel 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 Alease Gara 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 Lou Wilker 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Monserrate Samlal 1 year ago.

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


Retin-a Micro?
Anyone ever used retin-a micro? how long before it starts to work...also after you start to get clear, can you slowly stop using retin-a or do you have to continue to use it even while clear? Asked by Vanda Vermeesch 1 year ago.

Retin A Micro will take a few weeks to work, and it may appear that your skin will get worse before it gets better so hang in there. After your skin does get better you may drop back to using the product 2-3 times a week, but as you grow a little older your acne will likely decrease anyway, (if you are a teen), please note however, that Retin A will make your skin dry and a little peely initially, and for as long as you use the product you will have increased sun sensitivity. Use a moisturizer daily that your dermatologist will recommend and use a sunscreen and hat everytime you go out in the sun. Answered by Meg Harell 1 year ago.

i could in easy words use Retin A Micro to take care of the pimples and use a really 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 pores and skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash jointly. Answered by Sammy Uppencamp 1 year ago.


Benzaclin and Retin-A Micro??????????
Does Benzaclin or Retin-A Micro help acne scars? Asked by Buster Babick 1 year ago.

Both are used for treating acne. Depending on the severity of the scarring Retin-A treatment (the generic version is tretinoin) can help remove long term acne damage and skin discolorations. There can be side effects associated with each of the drugs you mention (excessive dryness, peeling) so it may not be the best option for everyone. Retin A used with other courses of treatment overall acne can sometimes help diminish acne occurrence and scars dramatically. Answered by Brock Dharas 1 year ago.

i in my opinion used both one in all those about 10 years in the past. The Retin-A micro is a lot less harsh than right now-up Retin-A. I loved it a lot extra positive. My zits did not reply properly to both so i ended up progressing to accutane. no longer some thing particular I remember about the blend. stay away from sunlight with any Retin-A, as you burn a lot less complicated. Answered by Otis Connley 1 year ago.


Retin-a Micro? HELP PLEASE?
When I started using Retin a Micro (given to me by a dermatologist) my face wasn't as bad as it is now. I didn't have horrible acne and it wasn't on my nose or chin. Now I have it on my chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. After 7 weeks my skin is worse than before. I'm starting to give up hope that... Asked by Christoper Jeannoel 1 year ago.

When I started using Retin a Micro (given to me by a dermatologist) my face wasn't as bad as it is now. I didn't have horrible acne and it wasn't on my nose or chin. Now I have it on my chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. After 7 weeks my skin is worse than before. I'm starting to give up hope that i'm ever going to have a clear face. If you've had a positive experience with retin-a micro please tell me how long it took to clear your face? Thank you! Answered by Isabell Duclos 1 year ago.

Retin-A Micro has well-designed studies that support its efficacy and safety for the treatment of acne. Whether or not I have a positive experience with Retin-A Micro will not help you because we may have different skin types. I am still use tretinoin gel to maintain wrinkle-free skin. I am guessing what you are experiencing now is your Retin-A Micro helping your skin removing the top layer of dead skin and in turn, pushing out pimples that were deep down in your pores seven weeks prior. Another reason is that you could be experiencing retinoid dermatitis. The best care you can get right now is to speak with your dermatologist. I think you should take into consideration other factors before you blame Retin-A Micro. Ask yourself: What cleanser are you use? How many time do you cleanse per day? Do you use a toner? Does it have alcohol in it? Do you use an exfoliant such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid? Do you use other acne medication along with Retin-A Micro such as benzoyl peroxide or sulfur? Do you wear sunscreen? An inappropriate skin care routine can make matters worse for your retinoid therapy. Best Wishes Answered by Mika Lemansky 1 year ago.


Retin-A Micro drying my skin out completely?
I have had the prescription for Retin A micro for quite some time now, but when ever I would start to use it, by a week my skin would have huge pimples and dry patches so I would stop. Well, I am trying to actually use the product because everyone says after 2 or 3 weeks the dryness starts to decrease. Well, its... Asked by Cliff Pulgarin 1 year ago.

I have had the prescription for Retin A micro for quite some time now, but when ever I would start to use it, by a week my skin would have huge pimples and dry patches so I would stop. Well, I am trying to actually use the product because everyone says after 2 or 3 weeks the dryness starts to decrease. Well, its been 3 weeks, and my skin has dry patches, deep pimples, and when I put lotion on it burns horribly. I have been using it every other night even, because they say that is supposed to reduce the drying, and also I have applied it 30 minutes after washing my face. I have extremely good hygiene, and I am just wondering weather to stop using the retin a, or what moisturizer to use, or something. Also I wear make up. Lots of tips would help.(: Answered by Araceli Rion 1 year ago.

Retin-A is known for drying skin out. But as with anything results and reactions are going to vary person to person. If you've tried using less as recommended try using a good non pore clogging moisturizer like Aveeno. It could be the combination of your facial cleanser and the Retin-A. Try using a more moisturizing cleanser for your face. Also try using them separately like Retin-A during day only and moisturizer at night without the Retin-A. IF after all that it still is drying you out just stop using it. If you are trying to get rid of acne try using Clean & Clear Deep cleaning toner(2%) & Clearasil ultra acne treatment cream along with the aveeno moisturizer. I've tried everything and anything to clear mine and those two together are the only thing that has kept my face clear for the long run. Sometimes the combination of the clean and clear and Clearasil dry it a bit but when it happens I generally just don't use the Clearasil for a few days and only use the clean and clear and aveeno. Answered by Ashton Stirman 1 year ago.

nicely i exploit Differin (i'm 32 and use it for anti-transforming into previous purposes) despite if this is largely the comparable medicine you're employing. a million. The redness and flakiness is thoroughly conventional. Retin-A is an exfoliant and that in basic terms means this is doing this is interest. it may additionally be conventional on your zits to worsen for a jointly as previously it gets extra valuable, via fact the Retin-A is inflicting speedier cellular turnover and bringing extra stuff to the exterior extra rapidly. i think of many times around 6-8 weeks is what all and sundry is informed for while to assume to confirm effects. 2. Cetaphil is unquestionably possibly the final cleanser you ought to use. i exploit it via fact I even have very dry/gentle skin. I wash my face with it and placed on the Differin afterwards. 3. i could advise employing a moisturizer in the experience that your skin is flaking and peeling. My dermatologist informed me to get one referred to as Cerave, that's rather comfortable and stable for people who use topical retinoids. stable success, dangle in there, this is going to help issues sparkling up! If the Retin A is in basic terms too solid for you, there are gentler zits drugs accessible (like Differin). P.S i does not use Benzol Peroxide face wash as nicely to Retin-A. The Retin-A is effectual adequate to shelter issues. in case you employ Benzol Peroxide too, you run the prospect of stripping your skin of all oils (which isn't stable) and making issues much extra aggravated/worse. Answered by Rolland Meuler 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 Christin Kreissler 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 Wynona Captain 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 Wally Bogardus 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 Monika Hehl 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 Ann Julia 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 Stanton Laurenzano 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 Tracey Freyer 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 Britany Sidoti 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 Jeneva Twedell 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 Van Sieverding 1 year ago.

Retina Micro Answered by Willian Stupke 1 year ago.

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


Retin-a Micro?
Anyone ever used retin-a micro? how long before it starts to work...also after you start to get clear, can you slowly stop using retin-a or do you have to continue to use it even while clear? Asked by Bryant Woodend 1 year ago.

Retin A Micro will take a few weeks to work, and it may appear that your skin will get worse before it gets better so hang in there. After your skin does get better you may drop back to using the product 2-3 times a week, but as you grow a little older your acne will likely decrease anyway, (if you are a teen), please note however, that Retin A will make your skin dry and a little peely initially, and for as long as you use the product you will have increased sun sensitivity. Use a moisturizer daily that your dermatologist will recommend and use a sunscreen and hat everytime you go out in the sun. Answered by Narcisa Hathorne 1 year ago.

i could in easy words use Retin A Micro to take care of the pimples and use a really 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 pores and skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash jointly. Answered by Lawerence Lutz 1 year ago.


Retin-a Micro? HELP PLEASE?
When I started using Retin a Micro (given to me by a dermatologist) my face wasn't as bad as it is now. I didn't have horrible acne and it wasn't on my nose or chin. Now I have it on my chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. After 7 weeks my skin is worse than before. I'm starting to give up hope that... Asked by Felecia Achee 1 year ago.

When I started using Retin a Micro (given to me by a dermatologist) my face wasn't as bad as it is now. I didn't have horrible acne and it wasn't on my nose or chin. Now I have it on my chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. After 7 weeks my skin is worse than before. I'm starting to give up hope that i'm ever going to have a clear face. If you've had a positive experience with retin-a micro please tell me how long it took to clear your face? Thank you! Answered by Trent Lemaster 1 year ago.

Retin-A Micro has well-designed studies that support its efficacy and safety for the treatment of acne. Whether or not I have a positive experience with Retin-A Micro will not help you because we may have different skin types. I am still use tretinoin gel to maintain wrinkle-free skin. I am guessing what you are experiencing now is your Retin-A Micro helping your skin removing the top layer of dead skin and in turn, pushing out pimples that were deep down in your pores seven weeks prior. Another reason is that you could be experiencing retinoid dermatitis. The best care you can get right now is to speak with your dermatologist. I think you should take into consideration other factors before you blame Retin-A Micro. Ask yourself: What cleanser are you use? How many time do you cleanse per day? Do you use a toner? Does it have alcohol in it? Do you use an exfoliant such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid? Do you use other acne medication along with Retin-A Micro such as benzoyl peroxide or sulfur? Do you wear sunscreen? An inappropriate skin care routine can make matters worse for your retinoid therapy. Best Wishes Answered by Alyson Correau 1 year ago.


Retin-a Micro?
Anyone ever used retin-a micro? how long before it starts to work...also after you start to get clear, can you slowly stop using retin-a or do you have to continue to use it even while clear? Asked by Hugo Ogrodowicz 1 year ago.

Retin A Micro will take a few weeks to work, and it may appear that your skin will get worse before it gets better so hang in there. After your skin does get better you may drop back to using the product 2-3 times a week, but as you grow a little older your acne will likely decrease anyway, (if you are a teen), please note however, that Retin A will make your skin dry and a little peely initially, and for as long as you use the product you will have increased sun sensitivity. Use a moisturizer daily that your dermatologist will recommend and use a sunscreen and hat everytime you go out in the sun. Answered by Shakita Ayres 1 year ago.

i could in easy words use Retin A Micro to take care of the pimples and use a really 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 pores and skin and it peeled for 2 months because I used Retin A Micro and an pimples wash jointly. Answered by Deja Rousselle 1 year ago.


Retin-a micro 0.1%?
ok...on march 10 i went to the dermatologist for my moderate acne and she prescribed doxycycline(100mg)once a day, benza clin, and retin a .04% at night. that did not do it and made my face much, much, worse and peel like crazy!!! so april 17 i went to a different dermatologist and he gave me doryx(100mg)2x a day... Asked by Kareem Semo 1 year ago.

ok...on march 10 i went to the dermatologist for my moderate acne and she prescribed doxycycline(100mg)once a day, benza clin, and retin a .04% at night. that did not do it and made my face much, much, worse and peel like crazy!!! so april 17 i went to a different dermatologist and he gave me doryx(100mg)2x a day and retin a 0.1% at night. but i still am peeling like CRAZY! i moisturize so much and exfoliate but it doesnt help it! also i got sunburned on my nose and the skin is really red and tender and kind of oozes when i peel off the dead skin. my breakouts have gotten worse, and i am just very, very upset and frustrated. does anyone have any suggestions besides moisturinzing to help ease the peeling? or any make up suggestions that will cover it??? help please!! Answered by Phung Erichsen 1 year ago.

I have been on Retin-A-Micro for about two years on and off. It is a great product but as the others explained most people do go through a time-period of peeling, redness, irritation and even breaking out. The important thing is to stick it out and make it through that unpleasant period and you will see that your skin will really start improving. My dermatologist recommended that I use it every other day if my face starts peeling too much and that helped me a lot. Also, it is best if you always continue to use it. I have gone off it a couple of times when I thought that my skin looked great but eventually I started having problems again and had to start the Retin-A all over, which meant going through the "ugly duckling" phase again. You have to be very careful with sun exposure because if you get burned badly you can end up with uneven skin-tone and patches of lighter and darker skin Just make sure to use a very high SPF on your face at all times. Moisturizing is the best thing to do, even though it might be tempting to scrub the excess skin off with some exfoliator, most dermatologists don't recommend that you use additional exfoliating products as it will be too harsh on your skin. Unfortunately when you try to cover it with a concealer, it just becomes more visible....so just keep moisturizing! Try to stick with it, you will be happy that you did!!! Answered by Sau Daste 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear your dilemma. I am 42 and for the last 6 years I have had brown patchy areas on my face. I have been using Avon creams and exfoliates periodically. Nothing was lightening spots and my face was getting more irritated,red,flaky etc.. I went to Dermatologist Vivian Bucay in San Antonio ,TX 210-692-3000 call and talk to them about your situation. They know what they are doing. She told me the products I was using had glycolic acid and using exfoliates were putting my skin into a state of hyper-pigmentation. I was given a bleach cream,an antioxidant cream,and an spf45 tinted moisturizer plus Iuse Neutrogena bar soap. Immediately my face calmed down,no more peeling,or redness,brown spots got lighter. Iv'e been using these since March 3 and am just now being put on retin A so maybe those doctors skipped a step,or something was assumed. Iasked lots of questions and talked about past skin history. We pay too much money not to get proper diagnosis for something so important (our face)! God Bless PS 30 and up spf is VERY important whatever the age. Answered by Alesia Domhoff 1 year ago.

I can sympathize with you, as I've been on retin a micro for 4.5 weeks now. I had a period of really bad peeling/redness/puffiness in a few spots. The only thing I found that really helped was applying aloe vera gel. It's the green gel that is sold to help sunburns (mine has lidocaine)...I keep it in the refrigerator, and the cold gel really helped both the irritation and the peeling (and it felt really good against my burning irritated skin). It doesn't help the redness much, but at least it helps heal the skin and make things look a bit better. Hope it helps. hang in there :) Answered by Lisa Maidens 1 year ago.

When you use Retin-A, it does that on just about everybody. Let your face heal up before putting more on. Then, just gradually start it again. Before long, you can put it any place and it won't turn red. I don't know how that happens but somehow your body gets used to it. I have been using it for years. I remember the first time I turned as red as a beet. But now, I use it just about every day to prevent brown spots and wrinkles. Also, in the beginning, it makes your skin sun sensitive. After awhile, you don't even have to worry about that. Don't give up on it. It will get better. Answered by Armandina Willett 1 year ago.


Does retin-a micro work?
tell me how long till u see results and if u got an irritation wen u first used it.does it work for scars and wrinkles Asked by Terrell Edgcomb 1 year ago.

I've been on Retin-A micro for 9 weeks now, taking it at night with Neobenz in the morning. It will make you break out for the first six to seven weeks fairly consistently, and because of this, you do get some additional scarring. It does work (or seems to be) once you get past the breakout period, and it not only prevents acne, but it also makes your skin look better. It has faded a lot of the scars, but I still have some of the ones from the breakout period. As of now, I have only two small pimples right next to each other (hardly noticeable), and the rest of my face looks better. I never had any irritation with it at all. No drying, no stinging, it actually feels good to put it on; however, many people do have drying, so get a moisturizer. Neobenz, on the other hand, completely dries my skin and still stings when I put it on. Also, Retin-A isn't really effecting at treating now breakouts; in fact, it hardly does anything at all, it is really only good for preventing acne and fading scars. Overall, it does seem to be working, and I'm hoping it keeps getting better. By the way, the breakout period (at least for me) was pretty bad, and lasted for a long seven weeks, but if you look on Retin-A's website, it tells you it's supposed to do this. Answered by Allen Horbert 1 year ago.

I used retin-a micro and all of my blackheads and most of my other blemishes were gone within a week and a half. I didn't get any wierd side effects or anything. Answered by Neil Dopf 1 year ago.


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