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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 155,351 Benzoyl Peroxide 71,380 Retin A 27,893
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Finacea
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Retin A
Other name: Azelex (Azelex)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
7 / 10
Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
8,013
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Scars
Wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation
Exfoliation
Cystic Acne
Stretch Marks
Acne Scars
Rosacea*
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Method of use:
Gel
Method of use:
Gel
Prescribing mode:
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Prescribing mode:
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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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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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Folliculitis
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Dry Eyes
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Withdrawal
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Paranoia
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Numbness
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Welts
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Dizzy
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Man Boobs
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Suicide
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Joint Pain
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Irritability
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Depression
5
RA
4
Burning
4
Allergies
3
Tiredness
1
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
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Stinging
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Weight Gain
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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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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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We found 548 discussions
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www.makeuptalk.com
" ...that I have been using retin-A and Finacea for about a year now. I love the retin-A. But the Finacea -- I'm somewhat dissapointed. It has not worked to the extent ...and the stinging was worse... "

Post from
www.acne.org
" ...and vit a. Retin-a is strong enough ...for you.I'm currently on retin a and finacea and it's working great. finacea reduces the initial breakout caused by retin a. I have just had improvement fo... "

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www.acne.org
" ...been using finacea for 2 months now and it helped with the redness ...however, one of my cheeks has stubborn acne that finacea is not helping clear. my question is, can i use retin-a just on... "

Post from
www.acne.org
" ...in the ass for me too, but Finacea has helped that too!! I totally ...I'm satisfied w/ as well!! All those others like retin-a did more harm than good to my skin. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm 23! Ge... "

" ...Retin-A while TTC. I use it in the morning and at night, after washing my face and before my moisturizer. No side effects for me. When I first used Finacea, it was great at getting rid of my... "

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www.acne.org
" ...like retin a, and i was on cleocin and retin a before (and finacea), my derm sa... "

" ...for those using Retin-A I've decided to stop using Finacea and switch to Retin-A cream. My question to those using Retin-A....what is the best routine? Currently I ...waiting for the Retin-A. ... "

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" ...foam cleanser when I wear makeup. The Finacea used to work before I stopped ...harsh for me to use Finacea and Retin A at the same time? It seems like neither are helping my acne, just blisterin... "

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" ...capillaries. my derm prescribed me finacea wile i was on retin a and i used them together (she told me to keep using the retin a) it seemed to be working well, but i was starting accutane a few... "

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www.acne.org
" ...you tried Tazorec, Retin-A, or Finacea? These 3 medicines ...by bought generic online. Finacea worked best for me. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/education...ea-t152646.html I also recommend... "

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