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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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Retin A 33,008
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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
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Numbness
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Fibrosis
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Welts
1
Dizzy
1
Man Boobs
1
Joint Pain
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Irritability
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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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and success. I'm glad Finacea is workingfor you.I'm wr...
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" ...your story and success. I'm glad Finacea is workingfor you. I'm wrapping ...for maitenance afterward. I mentioned Finacea but she said Retin A or Renova. I did use Finacea a short time previously (in... "

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would hurt to try Retin-A. I personally didn't like the pr...
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" ...try something else! Really your acne doesn't look bad at ...it would hurt to try Retin-A. I personally didn't like the ...for the redness, I use finacea cream. It seems to take a little while but it does... "

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the finacea-it worked well at first but then I begin to...
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" ...Personally I have trouble with Finacea and lactic acid (oddly enough I can use retin a or tazorac), they are both too irritating or drying for me. When I used the finacea-it worked well at first but... "

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nt of the Finacea to the retin A pea and apply it. It s...
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" ...the pea size of the retin A on my fingertip(as usual), ...pea size amount of the Finacea to the retin A pea and apply it. ...OR: I just apply the Finacea first, let that soak in,... "

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read a post about using retin a & azelaic acid in combo - th...
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" ...read a post about using retin a & azelaic acid in ...needs to know...I now use retin a 1% thanks to jojo ...the azelaic acid 15% finacea rotated every night. It HAS helped on upper lip, although... "

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might also consider Finacea. It helps with both acne and...
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" ...are starting to improve your acne. I doubt that the ...acid), as do retinoids like Retin-A. You might also consider Finacea. It helps with both acne and... "

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s actually been helping with the redness I believe. An...
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" ...it that works. 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 more red or... "

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w whiteheads. My derm prescribed me finacea to use in the mo...
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" ...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 F...
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" ...that 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 kills ...acne, Propionebacterium acnes\" I was wondering... "

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issues yet. I was on Retin-A and my dermatologist took me...
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" ...no issues yet. I was on Retin-A and my dermatologist took me ...see her last week. She put me on Finacea... "

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