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Finacea vs. Retin A for Acne

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Finacea

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/ 7,863 posts
Other Names: Azelex

Retin A

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/ 89,472 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,863 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 89,472 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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'... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Rosi in Kansas
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What patients are saying about Finacea vs. Retin A

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and really dehydrated skin from the retin a. I use manuka...
...and really dehydrated skin from the retin a. I use manuka honey after a natural cleanser. The manuka honey has amazing antibacterial proeprties ...of finacea? this is really quite good. Spot...
caused by retin a. I have just had improvement for the last...
...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...
is, can i use retin-a just on that area (spot treatment)...
...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...
like retin-a did more harm than good to my skin. THANK...
...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...
used Finacea, it was great at getting rid of my pimples and...
...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...
a before (and finacea), my derm said to use the retin a...
...like retin a, and i was on cleocin and retin a before (and finacea), my derm sa...
A at the same time? It seems like neither are helping my...
...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...
those using Retin-A....what is the best routine? Currently...
...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 ...waiting for the Retin-A. Thank...
that I have been using retin-A and Finacea for about a year...
...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...
have used retin-a in the past and hated it. there was lots...
sid, if i were you i would ditch the retin-a and use finacea. i have used retin-a in the past and hated it. there was lots ...the whole time. ive been using finacea for a month now and...
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