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Finacea vs. Retin A for Acne

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Finacea

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/ 7,475 posts
Other Names: Azelex

Retin A

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/ 85,928 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,475 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 85,928 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... 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 Rosi in Kansas
November 12, 2013
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What patients are saying about Finacea vs. Retin A

524 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
amount of the Finacea to the retin A pea and apply it....
...the pea size of the retin A on my fingertip(as usual), ...pea size amount of the Finacea to the retin A pea and apply it. ...OR: I just apply the Finacea first, let that soak in,...
a before (and finacea), my derm said to use the retin a...
...retin a, and i was on cleocin and retin a before (and finacea), my derm said...
I initially switched from Retin-A to Finacea, my acne took...
...drug for azeilac acid is Finacea. It is what I use during my LP. My dermatologist prescribed it for me. When I initially switched from Retin-A to Finacea, my acne took off, and it...
mild to moderate acne. I'm on retin-a for 6 months now and...
...to moderate acne. I'm on retin-a for 6 months ...get pregnant, and she prescribed Finacea. I still get one ...1st 3 months with retin-a is fading. I'm scared to start Finacea because of the w...
I was using retin a with it but after stopping finacea, my...
...and it consistently made my skin red and more sensitive to things such as sweat. I was using retin a with it...
using Finacea and switch to Retin-A cream. My question...
...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? ...Also waiting for the Retin-A. Thanks ...
with retin-a is fading. I’m scared to start Finacea because...
...to moderate acne. I’m on retin-a for 6 months now and ...get pregnant, and she prescribed Finacea. I still get one ...1st 3 months with retin-a is fading. I’m scared to start Finacea because ...
if that's because of stopping finacea or starting accutane
...help with Rosacea. As for Finacea I was on it for ...the acne. I just stopped finacea and retin A a few ...spots. I'm not sure if that's because of stopping finacea or starting accutane...
me to Tazorac and put me on a chemical peel schedule, Finac...
Retin-A took my moderate acne and ...on my 6th week of Retin-A and my new dermo ...the overproduction of oil. She switched me to Tazorac and put me on a chemical peel schedule, Finacea, and a s...
acne that finacea is not helping clear. my question...
...for 2 months now and it helped with the redness left behind by retin-a. however, one of my cheeks has stubborn acne that finacea is not helping clear. my question is, can i use retin-a...
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