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Acne vulgaris (or cystic acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), c...
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Common Acne treatments discussed around the web
Accutane 160,030 Benzoyl Peroxide 72,805 Retin A 28,799
1,719,093 conversations around the web about Acne to help you make a decision
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Adapalene
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Retin A
Other name: Differin (Differin)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
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Acne
Hyperpigmentation
Scars
Acne Vulgaris
Exfoliation
Acne Scars
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Acne
Scars
Wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation
Exfoliation
Cystic Acne
Stretch Marks
Acne Scars
Rosacea*
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Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Prescribing mode:
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Adapalene is a third-generation topical retinoid primarily used in the treatment of mild-moderate Acne vulgaris and is also used (off-label use) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions...
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Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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Anxiety
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Irritability
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Insomnia
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Allergies
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Burning
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Depression
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RA
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Erythema
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Skin Irritation
2
Weakness
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Irritability
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RA
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Depression
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Burning
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Allergies
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Tiredness
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Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
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Adapalene is a third-generation topical retinoid primarily used in the treatment of mild-moderate Acne vulgaris and is also used (off-label use) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions...
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Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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if retinoids work for you, Adapalene (Differin) is not as...
" ...like that on retin-a & it's not ...should clear up. If you don't mind me asking, why are you using Retin-A? It's notoriously harsh ...Or, if retinoids work for you, Adapalene (Differin)... "

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not Retin-A that made the big difference for me. I was...
" ...Just to clarify, it was oral Roaccutane, not Retin-A that made the big difference for me. I was interested to ...use a topical retinoid (like retin-A, tretinoin or adapalene) on the nose as wel... "

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year and a half with retin a and my skin looks even better...
" ...skin in some areas. Retin-A saved my life after ...8 weeks, now Im one year and a half with retin a and my skin looks even better than before. If ...whether its tretinoin, tazarotene, adapal... "

is fine for women in their twenties. Since it also helps...
" Retin-A is fine for women in their twenties. Since it also helps with acne (specifically the ...Insurance companies stop paying for Retin-A (and every other topical vitamin a for that matter, ie.... "

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following your post..i'm on retin-A Adapalene ...
" keep updating.i'm following your post..i'm on retin-A Adapalene Bcomplex supplement with zinc... "

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advice.i'm already using adapalene in the morning...
" ...i got tons of pustules all over my face..please advice.i'm already using adapalene in the morning... "

you could try adapalene, which is gentler than Retin A, but...
" Or you could try adapalene, which is gentler than Retin A, but still gives the same benefits without so... "

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me. i'm starting out with 0.025% Retin-A and 0.1% Adapalene...
" Hmmm..i'm gonna mess around., Retin-A Adapalene here i go with another ...gonna work for me. i'm starting out with 0.025% Retin-A and 0.1% Adapalene Gel. i've got about... "

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if you are using retin -a or adapalene which speeds up...
" ...away all dead skin cells (great if you are using retin -a or adapalene which speeds up the shedding of your skin cells),... "

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adapalene (Differin). Using Retin A while on the regimen...
" ...not both. The only retinoid that's ok to use with BP is adapalene (Differin). Using Retin A while on the regimen is making one of... "

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