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Differin vs. Retin A for Acne

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Differin

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/ 32,868 posts
Other Names: Adapalene

Retin A

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/ 89,454 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 32,868 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 89,454 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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'... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Myra
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What patients are saying about Differin vs. Retin A

4,536 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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...
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...
went to retin-a, and it worked well for me at first then...
...day your alternating differin with retin-a? sorry ...i actualyl started differin and went to retin-a, and it worked well for me at firs...
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 :...
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 ...
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...
gel. Retin-A made me more oily and I hate it! Down...
...pimples that would keep coming back(topicals always keeps me clear except for one or two pimples)was always more like 3-4 on differin gel. Retin...
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...
A never worked and I used that stuff for EONS. Differin...
...started using Differin 2 1/2 months ago since Retin A never worked and I used that stuff for EONS. Differin has been great and I am starting BenzaClin for the...
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