Adapalene retin a

Common Questions and Answers about Adapalene retin a


Avatar n tn Differin contains adapalene which is gentler and better tolerated than tretinoin (the active ingredient in Retin-A). I think it is unlikely that you will experience a breakout when changing to this medicine. Eloise.
Avatar f tn Retin-A is a synthetic retinoid which is more effective than Differin (0.1% adapalene) but with a greater risk of side effects such as irritation and redness. To minimise risk of skin fragility use bland cleansing and moisturising products such as Lutsine Hydrafnia or Physiological cleanser/Effaclar H by La Roche-Posay. Acne is caused by elevated levels of androgens, or a particular sensitivity to androgens, which stimulate the sebaceous glands.
Avatar n tn Hi. Use a bland soap-free cleanser until your skin is normalised. I highly recommend Physiological Cleansing Gel by La Roche-Posay, available online or in drugstores. Your skin has a great ability to heal itself and Retin-a will not cause long term irritation providing it was not used unecessarily for a prolonged time. Do you believe that the doxycycline added to your sensitive skin? What do you plan to use to control your acne now?
Avatar n tn Well, like a fool I decided to quit over the summer because I knew I'd be outdoors a lot and I was afraid of the sun with using Retin A. Anyway, I started getting breakouts again which have gotten worse and I went to my reg doc who gave me a prescription for Retin A 0.025%, while waiting to go back to the dermatologist(which took awhile to get in) But, I figured I'd hold off on using it until I saw the derm which was yesterday, and he prescribed me Differin , along with other acne meds.
Avatar n tn In addition to this, an anti-androgen medicine called Spironolactone can be taken. If her skin gets irritated, Differin (adapalene) may be a better choice than Retin-a. Using a bland cleanser such as Cetpahil or La Roche-Posay will prevent irritation during treatment with topical retinoids. Patients who do not respond to standard treatments (antibiotics, topical retinoids, anti-androgens) may warrant Oral Isotretinoin (Accutane). Eloise.
Avatar f tn I use Differin gel (adapalene) as it is a lot more gentle than other topical retinoids such as Retin-a. It is very effective and generally well tolerated with minimal dryness. Eloise.
Avatar n tn I am interested in starting on a prescription retinoid product, like Retin A or Retin A micro, but I read online that retinoids can cause facial hair growth. Is there any truth behind this? I would like to know because I've been breaking out a lot lately and the whole facial hair thing would just defeat the purpose!
Avatar m tn It is important to stop any products containing retinol eg. Retin-A, Renova, Differin ,Adapalene six weeks prior to peel. After the procedure it is advised to discontinue use of Retin-A/Renova/Differin or any other tretinoin products for at least 7 days. For more queries and suggestions it is suggested to consult your treating dermatologist and get your doubts clarified. Hope it helped. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn Among prescription medications, you can use other forms of Retin-A which aren't irritating, or else other medications like adapalene (sold as Differin). Finally, pore cleansing by having facials can be helpful for clogged pores too. Best. Dr. R P.S. I hope your acne are not as complicated as your moniker!
Avatar n tn I've been using the benzoyl gel for months with retin-a as well but that was making my skin get really red and irritated so I've switched to the adapalene. Now I eat healthy, I workout regularly, I get enough sleep most of the time, I wash my face well but not too much, so I just don't understand why it doesn't go away. What am I not doing?
Avatar n tn Hi Ana. See your doctor for a topical retinoid cream such as Retin-a (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene). He may also prescribe a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline to kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Female acne patients will also benefit from taking an anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Diane35/Dianette or Yaz/Yasmin. These blocks the action of male hormones on the skin.
Avatar f tn i) Topical antibiotics like Dalacin-T (clindamycin) ii) Topical retinoids like Retin-a (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene) iii) Anti-androgen contraceptive pills such as Yasmin or Yaz iv) Oral antibiotics (tell your prescriber you are taking Aderall so he can prescribe one which won't interact).
1238098 tn?1268276911 Ask your doctor about a topical retinoid gel, either Differin (adapalene) or Retin-a (tretinoin). These are good at clearing active acne and post-acne scars. These can cause some irritation, especially at first, so use a bland cleanser such as Cetaphil, Vichy or La Roche-Posay. Apply topical retinoids at night as exposure to UV rays can result in sunburn. Eloise.
Avatar n tn He can prescribe an effective gel such as Differin 0.1% (adapalene) or Retin-A. A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline may also be indicated. The spots under your arm are caused by trauma to the hair follicles whilst shaving. To prevent this always use a fresh razor and shave in a lukewarm shower or bath. Use a good quality shaving gel such as King Of Shaves. Pat the area dry with a clean towel, do not rub, and apply Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream or Vaseline to prevent a rash.
Avatar n tn The best acne products either contain antibiotics to kill acne-causing bacteria or retinoids (derived from Vitamin A). Retin-a gel (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene) are very effective at clearing acne and preventing and fading post-acne scars. If any members have tried snail cream please review it for us, but I think if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Products which actually penetrate the skin, like retinoids, require prescriptions. Eloise.
Avatar m tn 1%) is generally better tolerated by sensitive skins than stronger retinoids like Retin-a, and creams containing benzoyl peroxide like Duac. When using topical meds I suggest using a bland cleanser such as Cetaphil or La Roche-Posay to compensate for their drying effects. Alternatively or concurrently, he could use an oral antibiotic such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily, or Lymecycline 408mg once daily. Ask your doctor about this. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar f tn For hyperpigmentation scars the treatment involves use of melanin blocking agents combined with topical medications such as Retin A which causes the body to exfoliate the skin .Hydroquinone usually reduces or removes hyperpigmentations very effectively. It is a bleaching agent. Also always use sunscreen/sunblock as dark areas on exposure to sunlight turn darker still. For some patients with severe hyperpigmentation, surgical and cosmetic intervention may help.
Avatar f tn If Retin-A irritates your skin, a milder retinoid called Differin (adapalene) would be better. Discuss these options with your doctor. Eloise.
2026160 tn?1328928087 Retinaldehyde is the immediate precursor to Retin A and has proved to have similar activity in the skin to Retin A. The big advantage is that the skin can store whatever is not converted, thus reducing irritation and maximizing effectiveness with long-term use. Maximum stimulation of collagen/elastin with minimal irritation is the goal here. However, the biggest obstacle to retinaldehyde use is its relatively large molecular size.
Avatar m tn they aren't so much but they hurt and they're red ,shall i'm thinking of taking retin A or deffirin but in what dosages? i also have blackheads on my nose .... as well as lots and lots of pimples on my back that hurt a lot there aren't as much pimples on my face than there are on my back does retin A work on the back as well?? i remember using eretheromicine before but the application is annoying what shall i do???
Avatar n tn These can be used in conjunction with a topical retinoid like Differin (adapalene) or Retin-a (tretinoin). Female acne patients will also benefit from taking an anti-androgen contraceptive pill like Diane35 or Yasmin. These block the action of acne-causing hormones on the skin. Avoid the progesterone-only pill, depo shot and hormonal IUD as these can make acne worse. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1156573'>retin-a after accutane</a> was started.
Avatar m tn Also ask for a topical retinoid cream such as Retin-a (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene 0.1%). Acne is caused by raised levels of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) common during teenage years. Androgens stimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands. Bacteria on the skin feeds off this excess oil, blocking the pores and resulting in inflammed acne spots. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar f tn I would not use Bio-oil if you still have active acne because it seems a bit oily. Ask your doctor about a topical retinoid gel such as Differin (adapalene) or Retin-a (tretinoin). These can cause a bit of irritation at first so use a bland soap-free cleanser such as La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing gel. There are some good full coverage make-ups. I like Toleriane by La Roche-Posay, Dermablend by Vichy and Estee's Lauders Maximum Coverage foundation. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Another option would be to take oral antibiotics and use a topical retinoid gel such as Retin-a (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene). You don't say if you are male or female, but female acne patients often respond well to an anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Diane35 (called Dianette in the UK) or Yaz/Yasmin. You could take this with an oral antibiotic for a few months till it becomes effective, then stop the antibiotics.
Avatar n tn If no improvement is seen after 3-4 months consider changing antibiotics. Use of a topical retinoid such as Differin (adapalene) or Retin-A (tretinoin) in conjunction with oral antibiotics will speed up healing time. You don't say if you are male or female but female acne patients often respond well to taking the combined oral contraceptive pill since the oestrogen it contains blocks the action of androgens -the hormones responsible for acne.
Avatar n tn A group of medications for normalizing the follicle cell lifecycle are topical retinoids such as tretinoin (brand name Retin-A), adapalene (brand name Differin), and tazarotene (brand name Tazorac). Like isotretinoin, they are related to vitamin A, but they are administered as topicals and generally have much milder side effects. They can, however, cause significant irritation of the skin. ref:http://en.wikipedia.
1126279 tn?1311898642 This can be minimised by using a bland cleanser such as Cetaphil along with your topical acne medicine. If brands like Duac or Retin-a are too harsh for you, ask your doctor about Differin (adapalene 0.1%). Differin is generally well tolerated and very effective. Alternatively, consider oral medications. Acne usually responds well to a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily. These can be used in addition to topical meds, or on their own.
Avatar n tn See your doctor for a topical retinoid gel called Differin (adapalene) which is extremely effective at clearing blackheads and acne. It is applied at night after cleansing and side effects (dryness, peeling, redness) are minimal compared to other synthetic retinoids such as Retin-A. Eloise.
Avatar n tn A prescription strength topical retinoid such as Retin-a (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene) has anti-inflammatory properties and will heal active acne, post acne redness and raised scars. These can cause a bit of irritation at first so use a bland soap-free cleanser such as La Roche-Posay Physiological gel. Apply a couple of times a week at first and gradually increase to nightly use. How long have you had these scars for?