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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 156,502 Benzoyl Peroxide 71,720 Retin A 28,002
1,670,923 conversations around the web about Acne to help you make a decision
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Differin
VS.
Finacea
Other name: Adapalene (Adapalene)
Other name: Azelex (Azelex)
6 / 10
Satisfaction
7 / 10
Satisfaction
33,387
Discussions around the web
Discussions
8,052
Discussions around the web
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Acne
Scars
Hyperpigmentation
Taken for:
by discussions around the web
Acne
Rosacea
Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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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Azelaic acid is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)7(CO2H)2. This saturated dicarboxylic acid exists as a white powder. It is found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is a component of a number of hair and skin conditioners...
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Top Concerns
Dif
Irritability
8
Depression
6
Allergies
4
Burning
3
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
1
Flushing
1
Stinging
1
Tiredness
1
Erythema
1
Top Concerns
Fin
Folliculitis
1
Dry Eyes
1
Withdrawal
1
Paranoia
1
Numbness
1
Welts
1
Dizzy
1
Man Boobs
1
Suicide
1
Joint Pain
1
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Finacea
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Irritability
Dif
Fin
8
0
Depression
Dif
Fin
6
0
Allergies
Dif
Fin
4
0
Burning
Dif
Fin
3
0
Skin Irritation
Dif
Fin
1
0
Eczema
Dif
Fin
1
0
Flushing
Dif
Fin
1
0
Stinging
Dif
Fin
1
0
Tiredness
Dif
Fin
1
0
Erythema
Dif
Fin
1
0
Folliculitis
Fin
Dif
1
0
Dry Eyes
Fin
Dif
1
0
Withdrawal
Fin
Dif
1
0
Paranoia
Fin
Dif
1
0
Numbness
Fin
Dif
1
0
Welts
Fin
Dif
1
0
Dizzy
Fin
Dif
1
0
Man Boobs
Fin
Dif
1
0
Suicide
Fin
Dif
1
0
Joint Pain
Fin
Dif
1
0
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About Differin
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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About Finacea
Azelaic acid is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)7(CO2H)2. This saturated dicarboxylic acid exists as a white powder. It is found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is a component of a number of hair and skin conditioners...
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Finacea

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We found 420 discussions
at all. so I switched to finacea, which is about the same...
" ...gel but it didn't help me much at all. so I switched to finacea, which ...lot. but I'm glad differin... "

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have very much luck with Differin. I switched to Finacea
" ...to the org! I use Duac to spot treat in ...or two it's gone. I also didn't have very much luck with Differin. I switched to Finacea... "

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Finacea has kept my rosacea under control, no...
" ...living with rosacea for 20 years that no ...def need prescriptions. Finacea has kept my rosacea under control, no nasty breakouts on the ...size for me. What is great lately is adding Differi... "

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http://imgur.com/a/RQsKa I've used Finacea, never worked,...
" ...Included) http://imgur.com/a/RQsKa I've used Finacea, never worked, then dermatologist recommended Aczone and Differin, that hasn't worked and ...weeks. I've had this hyperpigmentation for almo... "

skin for about a year at a time. I use Finacea which helps...
" ...cream and Differin. I prefer the Differin because it's ...the accutane route, several rounds. Also had severe depression but it cleared my skin for about a year at a time. I use Finacea which he... "

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and Finacea gel, my skin went back to normal after like...
" I was using Differin and Finacea gel, my skin went back to normal after like 2-3 months.... "

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I heard rave reviews about it. ;o Did it just not work...
" ...Finacea? I heard rave reviews about it. ;o Did it just not work out for you? I'm currently debating whether to go fo... "

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for me. I was on Finacea Gel, Differin, and Mino. before...
" I think Differin didn't do much for me. I was on Finacea Gel, Differin, and Mino. before Tane and results were ok in... "

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burn and red on both cheeks. I want to switch to Finacea...
" ...it is making my face burn and red on both cheeks. I want to switch to Finacea. Since you have used both, how fast can I transition to using Finace... "

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www.acne.org
was Finacea. It takes a little while to work but it...
" ...will be better. Like you, Differin did NOTHING for me. The only topical that ...bit of a difference was Finacea. It takes a little while to work but it brought down... "

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