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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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Finacea vs Retin A

Finacea
VS.
Retin A
Other name: Azelex Azelex
Other name: Renova Renova
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
3.7
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.8
Concern level
2.1
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Acne
Scars
Wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation
Exfoliation
Cystic Acne
Stretch Marks
Acne Scars
Skin Lightening
Rosacea*
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Method of use:
Foam, Gel
Method of use:
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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...
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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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Folliculitis
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Paranoia
1
Dry Eyes
1
Withdrawal
1
Numbness
1
Fibrosis
1
Welts
1
Dizzy
1
Suicide
1
Joint Pain
1
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Irritability
7
RA
5
Depression
4
Burning
4
Allergies
3
Tiredness
1
Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Weight Gain
1
Stinging
1
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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...
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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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nacea -- I'm somewhat dissapointed. It has not worked to th...
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" ...say 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 that ...the metrogel and the... "

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caused by retin a. I have just had improvement for the last...
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" ...vit b5 and vit a. Retin-a is strong enough to work ...be bad 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... "

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cheeks has stubborn acne that finacea is not helping clear....
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" i've been using finacea for 2 months now and it helped with the redness left ...retin-a. however, one of my cheeks has stubborn acne that finacea is not helping clear. my question is, can i use... "

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over my face. I've used Retin A, etc. which didn't work....
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" Finacea Gel has been the best medication for my terrible rosacea. I'm so embarrassed to go anywhere because of the big red bumps all over my face. I've used Retin A, etc. which didn't work.... "

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like retin-a did more harm than good to my skin. THANK...
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" ...is a big pain in the ass for me too, but Finacea has helped that too!! I totally agree, first topical that ...well!! All those others like retin-a did more harm than good to my skin. THANK YOU SO... "

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used Finacea, it was great at getting rid of my pimples and...
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" ...a safer alternative to 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... "

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a before (and finacea), my derm said to use the retin a...
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" ...i know green cream is like retin a, and i was on ...cleocin and retin a before (and... "

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hose using Retin-A....what is the best routine? Currently I...
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" 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? Currently I am ...arrive). Also waiting... "

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A at the same time? It seems like neither are helping my...
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" ...Neutrogena foam cleanser when I wear makeup. The Finacea used to work before I stopped using ...harsh for me to use Finacea and Retin A at the same time? It seems like neither are helping my acne, just... "

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on IPL. I switched from Retin A to Finacea this week and my...
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" Though I have been able to avoid rosacea flares by using a strong glycolic acid cleanser once a day, ...spent on IPL. I switched from Retin A to Finacea this week and my redness ...around my nose from the... "

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