Wrinkles retin a retinol

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Avatar f tn It is not unusual for individuals to have side effects when they begin using a retinol product. Most manufacturers recommend beginning with 2 applications a week for the first week or so depending on how your skin reacts. After that you can increase to every other night and then to every night as your skin adjusts. I have used several products with retinol and this has always been the case for me. I do not have sensitive skin.
Avatar f tn Hi, I posted a question a while back about retinol. I am a 53 year old female former smoker. I wanted to ask about etinol again, because I am very interested to know whether anyone has used a good strength OTC retinol product like Vichy, Boots or Green Cream (or prescription treitonin, Retin-A). Have you seen good results, specifically whether it may have helped with smoking wrinkles and sun damage. I know that you cannot get rid of wrinkles from smoking.
Avatar n tn So I`m wondering if all these things prepared my skin well enough to start out with a higher concentration of Retin-A, like the 0.05% I have? I really want to minimize the side effects, and I´m somewhat scared that 0.05% is a too high concentration for a first time user. I applied Retin-A for the first time last night, no irritation either. I heard that the flaking/redness appears after a week of use, is that true? I plan to start out by using it 2-3 times a week, then move up in frequency.
Avatar f tn Hello - 70 yr old female =general good health (so far !) in the past i have used the generic and brand of Retin A & Renova .02 and .05% without ill effects .... (forgot why i stopped) but i still have the samples and Rx filled tube(s)... they are several years old ...since it is extremely expensive is there any harm that could be done by using the old tubes?
Avatar f tn Hi, My dermatologist told me that the only thing that actually gets rid of wrinkles is Retin-A (available only through a prescription). Anything else on the market is simply a waste of time. You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) products - but essentially all they really do is keep your skin 'moisturized' or hydrated so there is less chance that you get wrinkles or the wrinkles do not become more pronounced/deep.
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 To hydrate my skin, besides discontinuing retin A and using a low dose retinol now, I use an intense moisturizer, run a humidifier daily since I live in the north, drink 100oz of water a day, have cut all caffeine and alcohol from my diet, and take flaxseed. I am desperate for ways to speed up the hydration process so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Like is there medication that helps hydration?
Avatar n tn now they look flabby and sagging with wrinkles. I am in a panic. Have a doctors appointment for Friday. Yes, I am fair, Yes, I have been sunburnt many times over the years. My mother had wrinkles also, but to have this come on so very sudden, I don't know what to think. As far as periomenopause, it sounds like this shouldn't happen so suddenly and usually the elasticity is after menopause. I don't have any symptoms yet, except for my period being early once in a while.
Avatar n tn My lids are permanently wrinkly. Some is due to my age , 49, some, in my opinion is due to the skin issue and the medications I've used to combat the condition. Oh, I'm female and yeah, I'm pretty unhappy about it. My eyes have aged greatly since my problem and disproportionality so to the rest of my face. I have excess skin and one lid drooped because of it.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without examination, confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be a sebaceous cyst or a cutaneous horn. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. A cutaneous horn is a conical projection above the surface of the skin that resembles a miniature horn.