Category: Skin Care
Questions and Answers
how much does the prescription retin-a cost?
i have insurance but im not sure that it would cover it because i want to use this cream for stretch marks im desperate and only 13 so what would it cost for a monthly cost at the pharmacy?
If you have decent insurance it can be anywhere from 25-80. It works wonders, on age spots, acne, and keeping your skin nice, my mom has used it for as long as I can remember and has great skin, It does however make you burn easier in the sun, and it stings very badly for the first couple of weeks that you apply it, but it’s worth it in the end for great skin.
My doctor gave me a acne cream called Retin-A..And i wanted to know if its a good cream, and if it works???
my sister uses it and it works wonders on her skin! it worked within 1-2 weeks 🙂
Is there anywhere I can purchase Retin A? or is it available only on prescription? (I live in the UK)
Retin A is only available by prescription. I tried it for a time for my acne and I ended up having a huge problem with dry mouth from using it. I also ended up discovering that it didn’t do much for my acne.
To find out if it is available in the UK you can check with your local pharmacist to see what they say.
Is it reasonable to apply Retin-A gel on my penis and genital area to treat fordyce spots?
I have fordyce spots on my penis and my genital area. I recently purchased retin-a gel as I heard this can reduce the size. I saw on the internet someone said they wouldn’t use it on their penis so I’m not sure if I should use it.
Ouch!! That is a pretty irritating chemical, even when used in the correct facial areas, so I’d imagine that you’ll have a very irritated penis. In addition, since the fordyce spots are merely normal, but visible oil glands, the retinA won’t get rid of them, any way. If they are of major concern to you, you can perhaps convince your dermatologist to use the CO2 laser on them (but I bet he won’t do it, because of the risk of scarring.)
What kind of face cleanser should I use with Retin A cream?
I was just prescribed Retin A cream for my face. What kind of cleanser should I use that will compliment the Retin A and not dry out my face? I prefer foaming cleansers. Thanks for your help!
My favorite is Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser. It is very gentle & works well. I picked it up while on Accutane & continue to use it today.
Will my skin ever get used to the retin a micro and duac?
I’ve been using retin a micro and duac for about two weeks. My skin is soooooo dry and I cant wear makeup becuase it just flakes off. So far my skin doesnt look much better, and it is super dry. Any suggestions?
You should continue moisturizing throughout the treatment, Just find one that your skin likes – I use Olay Regenerist.
What is the best way to get rid of the peeling while on Retin-A?
I just started Retin-A about two weeks ago and the peeling is just crazy! I put sunblock on but towards the middle of the day my face looks dry all over again. What should I do?
try using cocoabutter…
How long did it take for you to notice improvement in acne/scarring with retin-a?
I only have a few pimples here and there, but have some scarring (little black spots). I just started retin a about a week ago. I would like to know how long it noticed others to see a real improvement. Thanks!
i don’t use it, but my brother does, and when he used it twice a day, as well as some other green mask thingy my mom made him use, his face improved in about a week and a half, i believe.