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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 157,973 Benzoyl Peroxide 72,136 Retin A 28,227
1,691,882 conversations around the web about Acne to help you make a decision
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Differin
VS.
Retin A
Other name: Adapalene (Adapalene)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
6 / 10
Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
33,523
Discussions around the web
Discussions
91,487
Discussions around the web
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Acne
Scars
Hyperpigmentation
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Acne
Scars
Wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation
Exfoliation
Cystic Acne
Stretch Marks
Acne Scars
Rosacea*
* Off label
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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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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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Top Concerns
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Irritability
8
Depression
6
Allergies
4
Burning
3
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
1
Flushing
1
Tiredness
1
Stinging
1
Erythema
1
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Irritability
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Depression
4
RA
3
Burning
3
Allergies
2
Tiredness
1
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
1
Weight Gain
1
Stinging
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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About Retin A
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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were horrible so I switched to Retin-A without any problems
" ...been on Differin and Retin-A. Retin-A ...and mild scarring. Differin worked well on my acne but red ...switch... "

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retin-a which has proved itself well to me and is improving...
" ...For myself, i took differin for a couple of months with no difference, it might have even made my acne worse so i stopped it and went on to retin-a which has proved itself well to me and is... "

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went to retin-a, and it worked well for me at first then...
" ...your alternating differin with retin-a? sorry its real late haha. but i actualyl started differin and went to retin-a, and it worked... "

but i think Retin-A was working better than Differin.I've...
" ...that i was on Retin-A..I had to switch to Differin because Retin-A was too irritating but i think Retin-A was working better than... "

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all that much. Retin A did a better job. The downside of...
" ...acne and Differin did not help all that much. Retin A did a better job. The downside of using Retin A in... "

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www.acne.org
i switched from retin a to differin and at 1st i thought my...
" i switched from retin a to differin and at 1st i thought my face was getting ...for the most part i like differin better :... "

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differin before switching to Retin-A, and I had a TERRIBLE...
" I used differin before switching to Retin-A, and I had a TERRIBLE ...unlucky - plus it was Retin-A, not Retin-A Micro.. so ... "

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while you're too young to appreciate it now...it also helps...
" ...was put on Differin gel and it has been great. Retin-A is also good and while you're too young to appreciate... "

differin before venturing into Retin-A. Differin works...
" ...get a script for cream differin before venturing into Retin-A. Differin works pretty well on my acne. But, it would be ...and acne (I don't think diffe... "

for me but,retin-a mirco seems to be working better for...
" ...early 20s went on accutane then it ...30s,had it ever since.Differin didnt work for me but,retin-a mirco seems to be working... "

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