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Finacea vs. Retin A for Acne

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Finacea

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/ 7,469 posts
Other Names: Azelex

Retin A

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/ 85,865 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,469 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 85,865 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
add question: Should I let my skin go without Retin-A until...
...didnt stock it) so...YAY! Edited to add question: Should I let my skin go without Retin-A until Thursday when I can start using Finacea?
for months before switching to Retin-A. I've been using RA...
...before switching to Retin-A. I've been using RA for over 3 months and my face is still breaking out badly. No improvements. Nothing like being overly...
using retin-a type prescriptions for wrinkles (I am using...
...kiehl's midnight recovery eye and I also like using retin-a type prescriptions for wrinkles (I am using finacea right now but if you aren't TTC Tazorac is...
Very impressed. I have pretty much abandoned the Retin A...
...Finacea for a week and its already working! I am pleased. Just been at the gym and my friend commented on how my skin looks better! ) Still got dry patches and some red...
Anyone here use Finacea Gel??? Hey,there! Just wondered if...
...if anyone here has ever used Finacea Gel??? I've been using it for about 2 months. I stopped using it for about one week just to see if it made any difference. Well, it did for me! I ...Reti...
a prescription for finacea. It helps with post redmarks as...
I got a prescription for finacea. It helps with post redmarks as well as keeping acne ...into a low dose of Retin-A after 2 months off Accutane...
if taken during pregnancy. After O, I switch to Finacea...
...I have since been able to control my acne ...and then retin-A at night. I stop using retin-A after O because it can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy. After O, I switch to Finacea wh...
which is really drying and doesn't really make a difference...
...have the exact same problem's it's really horrible, the only things i have tried are finacea which is really drying and doesn't really make a difference i just ...my minocycline and retin a cour...
in Arya2! Retin-A has definitely helped, I use that...
...fellow sufferer in Arya2! Retin-A has definitely helped, I use that ...However, I've recently started applying Finacea in the mornings and ...areas before applying Retin-A/Finacea. And ...
of our members have used retin a for the bumps, from what...
Hi Some of our members have used retin a for the bumps, from what I have read they put a little on the bump itself not all over. I use finacea for the bumps, and whilst not perfect does seem...
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