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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 156,423 Benzoyl Peroxide 71,698 Retin A 27,999
1,670,188 conversations around the web about Acne to help you make a decision
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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
8,051
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Acne
Rosacea
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Acne
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:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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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Top Concerns
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Folliculitis
2
Dry Eyes
1
Withdrawal
1
Paranoia
1
Numbness
1
Welts
1
Dizzy
1
Man Boobs
1
Suicide
1
Joint Pain
1
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Irritability
8
Depression
5
RA
4
Burning
4
Allergies
3
Tiredness
1
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
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About Finacea
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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About Retin A
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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has actually been helping with the redness I believe....
" ...I've been using Finacea, I even have applied retin-a micro twice so far. The finacea has actually been helping with the redness I believe. And the retin-a hasn't made me ...not. My scars and... "

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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... "

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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... "

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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... "

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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... "

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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... "

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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... "

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