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Finacea vs. Retin A for Acne

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Finacea

Rx
/ 7,889 posts
Other Names: Azelex

Retin A

Rx
/ 89,394 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,889 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 89,394 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

541 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
new whiteheads. My derm prescribed me finacea to use in the...
...wash in the morning and retin-a at night for 11 weeks ...look into finacea. I was using retin-a to get rid of ...of new whiteheads. My derm prescribed me finacea to use in the...
pores\" which I think Retin-A does too, good things is...
...can block pores\" which I think Retin-A does too, good things is Finacea is not drying out my skin like Retin-A did. \"Azelaic acid also ...acnes\" I was wondering how long the Finacea gel nee...
issues yet. I was on Retin-A and my dermatologist took me...
...no issues yet. I was on Retin-A and my dermatologist took me ...see her last week. She put me on F...
i've used finacea before, it's good stuff, unfortunately...
...i've used finacea before, it's good stuff, unfortunately not ...but i also like retin a. (you can use b...
using them. Additionally, I find Retin-A really helpful...
Finacea is Azelaic Acid. The Prosacea ...helpful for me, but you're already using them. Additionally, I find Retin-A real...
retin a wont do anything for capillaries under the skin....
...for redmarks. its not really made for broken capillaries. retin a is for acne and it helps ...a tyrosinase inhibitor. retin a wont do anything for capillaries under...
as retin A: helps control my syringomas and sebaceous...
...(tretinoin - same active chemical as retin A: helps control my syringomas and sebaceous hyperplasia Finacea: controls oil and blackheads NIA24: evens ou...
aging. i cant use retin a (face is too sensitive, thats...
...anti aging. i cant use retin a (face is too sensitive, thats why im on finacea) so im considering getting a...
for months before switching to Retin-A. I've been using RA...
I used Finacea gel and took Minocycline for months before switching to Retin-A. I've been using RA for ...overly dry and having big pimples as well. I...
flushing for me. Switched over to Finacea 2 days ago and...
What about Finacea? It's suppose to help ...acne from forming. I used retin-a for a year and ...and flushing for me. Switched over to Finacea 2 days ago and...
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