Also known as: Altinac, Atralin, Avita, Refissa, Renova, Retin A Micro, Retin-A, Retin-A and Renova, Retisol-A, Stie Vaa Forte, Stievaa, Tretin-X, Vitinoin
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tretinoin for Acne: I have had oily skin with tiny zits on my forehead and terrible HUGE pimples on my cheeks for the past 8 years. The pimples would come and go and leave terrible marks and red spots. I was put on minocycline, tretinoin 0.5% and Benzoyl Peroxide wash 10%. 3 days later I got off of mino after reading terrible reviews. I started seeing the results only 3 months later: my zits were completely gone, my skin was smooth and very soft and I was not getting ANY pimples anymore, but the red spots were still there. 6 months later I got off of Benzoyl Peroxide, using it only once a week. Now, its been 7 months now, and I'm VERY happy with the results. My red spots are fading. I'm not getting ANY pimples, my skin is super soft and clear!
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: My 15 yr old son had moderate acne, mainly forehead, neck, and around his mouth. The dermatologist prescribed Atralin, as well as minocycline. These are working, but it really took awhile to see the results, about 3 1/2 months! It's not totally cleared, but looks much less inflamed, and he doesn't have as many breakouts. He also is a major athlete, so perspiration plays a big part too I'm sure! So my advice is be very patient, and give the medicine a good amount of time, it also does get a little worse before it gets better!
tretinoin for Acne: I've suffered with moderate acne since I was 13 and tried EVERYTHING right down to home remedies and nothing seemed to work until I was prescribed tretinoin 0.1 cream along with minocycline, but the cream did leave a residue on my face that would Peel in the shower and left flakiness along with redness at first but after a few weeks your skin looks brand new and all the unevenness goes away and your skin just overall looks healthy. Aveeno lotion helps with the dryness! Highly recommend it!
Retin-A (tretinoin) for Acne: Five years ago, I was prescribed Accutane for my acne. It certainly kept my acne at bay for five years. A few months ago, I started breaking out again and this time the severity was less than it previously was. It was a few small zits and blackheads here and there. I was prescribed Retin A and it was a God send! The first two weeks, I battled with extra oily skin and my face turned beet red. I persevered and by the third week, the redness subsided and my face became acclimatised to it. The acne has definitely gone away as has the blackheads. The plus side is that my face looked smoother in years and whatever residual acne scars and discolorations have softened and looked better and better.
Retin A addressed my acne needs and truly delivered.
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Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: Honestly, it seemed to make my face appear shiny/greasy and though it cleared up my moderate acne slightly, it did not make the redness/possible scarring areas go away on my cheeks as well the excessive pimples on my forehead. Talking to my doctor soon about a possible better acne solution.
Didn't work for me, but hope it worked for everyone else!
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I experienced a really bad stress breakout on my face, chest and back. I was on an antibiotic for a bit and it did nothing. I finally saw a dermatologist and she prescribed me Atralin. After about two weeks of consistent use, I started seeing results. I now have been using it for about 6 months and am so happy with the results. It cleared up the acne on my back permanently, and I went from having big cysts on my face to now only a few blackheads once in awhile, and I don't use it everyday anymore. My chest was the worst, and it cleared up cysts that I had struggled with for MONTHS, and even helped to lighten the red marks they left behind, although they are still somewhat visible. Overall I really liked this product.
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Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I'm a 33 yr old female who has experienced mild acne for most of my life. I have tried everything from over the counter products to antibiotics for 3 months. It was just recently that I started using Atralin (3 weeks now) & I don't need to worry about wearing makeup anymore (dream come true). This medication is definitely worth a try paired with other treatments. I currently get a chemical peel once a month, plexion cloths to wash 2x a day and Atralin at night. If my skin continues this way I will be a happier person as I don't even worry about hiding my face anymore.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Retin-A (tretinoin) for Acne: Okay I just switched from using Differen which helped my skin but didn't completely cure it. I have always had mild to moderate acne. I went to my dermatologist and I started using Retin-A every other night for the past weeks and few days. I'M BREAKING OUT LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW. This is awful and I have to go to school during this. I really hope this is just the initial breakout, and I'm not one of the people who end up saying this left my skin worse then when I started. I'm going to give it another month or two.
Atralin (tretinoin) for Photoaging of the Skin: I began using this as an anti-aging method along with Obagi Hydroquinone for dark spots. At first I used it every night but almost immediately my skin dried up. It was embarrassing and felt uncomfortable. I went down to using it every two nights (so Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday for example) and within two days my skin returned almost to normal. There is still a tiny bit of flaking, a healthy amount. And I have to say the skin that's left looks amazing-so smooth. Other than the dark shadows under my eyes, for the first time in a long time I feel I could go with little to no makeup. This product works fast.
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tretinoin for Acne: I'm 30 and have always had bad acne. I've tried many things and this is my second time using Retin A. I wasn't patient enough the first time but this time I wanted to see if it would work. The initial breakout was horrible and I developed a rash on my arms. I've been using it for 7 months and my skin is super smooth. I still get pimples but they do not stick out and there is only 2-3 at a time instead of my whole face breaking out. I have terrible blemishes and this medication is slowly fading the marks. I feel a little better about myself and don't wake up every morning in fear of what the mirror shows me.
Retin-A (tretinoin) for Photoaging of the Skin: This medication may be great for those struggling with extreme oiliness and acne, but it actually caused me to break out! I wanted the benefits of it's ability to help strengthen collagen and help with evening out skin tone etc... but I got overly dry super sensitive acne ridden skin instead. I recently waxed areas of my face that needed it, even after not using the product a couple of days and I was bleeding! I've never had this problem before. My skin has always been very resilient and able to handle most anything. But it doesn't seem to agree with this product. I will have to find a different approach to maintaining my youth.
tretinoin for Acne: Results could be seen 2-3 wks after using the cream. Complexion is clearer with more of a glow to it. Blemishes heal quicker. Skin does peel initially but is manageable and resolves fairly quickly; which means a lot coming from a person with OCD.
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tretinoin for Acne: I have had acne since I was about 12 years old. I am now 50. I have tried all acne medication out there. I am now using Doxycycline (oral antibiotic) twice a day, Clindamycin Phosphate in the morning, and Trentinoin at night. For the first time in my life, my face is as smooth as a porcelain. Hope never to stop using this combination of medicines. No break-outs, peeling or irritation. Please just try and see for yourself.
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Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: If you're suffering with acne, please go see a dermatologist! I wish I started going to a dermatologist when I first started getting horrible breakouts (the age of 9). I'm currently 20. I took my first trip to the dermatologist about two or three weeks ago. I was prescribed Sumaxin wash, Acanya morning cream, Atralin night cream, and an oral medication but I forgot the name. My forehead is amazingly soft AND clear, and the deep scarring is going away in my cheeks, as well as the acne. I recommend these products to anyone and everyone suffering with acne. Great for people with sensitive skin.
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Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I had very good skin up until I hit 20 years old and I started having breakouts, not anything major. But I would get a few on my forehead and chin and I hated them! I had tried everything so finally I went to my dermatologist and she recommended Atralin gel and Aczone for pimples that rise. I can not say more about how much I LOVE Atralin gel! It is absolutely amazing. The first week, I broke out badly due to it bringing everything to the surface but I have been using it for the past month and my face is spotless and so clear! I love this gel and will never use anything else. The only cons is a little mild peeling but just reduce your usage and you will be fun. TWO THUMBS UP!
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Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I have had acne since I was 9, I am now 19. I've literally tried every acne treatment out there. I had severe breakouts around the nose and T area. I used to be on Duac, an antibiotic and Differin then I just dropped down to Duac because I didn't like the other two. The Duac worked better then any other treatment that I tried so I thought that was the best it was going to get. But I switched dermatologist just because my doctor was booked. The new one put me on Atralin at night and Duac in the morning. My skin started clearing up immediately. I've been using it for 3 months now and the only time my skin broke out is when I skipped 2 weeks on using it. It is pricey but ask your doctor about the discount card.
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I'm 19 and had sudden breakout. I went to the dermatologist and got prescribed to this. I follow the instructions every night. Some will go away and some will come back. It's very difficult. I don't know what's going to pop up the next day. I talked to my dermatologist the other day and told him what I was going through and he said I might need something stronger.
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I have been using Atralin for a month now. Though most users had seen significant improvement within 12 months, I've seen my face improved within the first week. I've always had mild-moderate acne since I was 12 for the past 20 years and had never thought of going to the dermatologist until a month ago when my esthetician tried to introduce Retin-A/Treninoid to me during a facial. My face did not have the initial breakout like most people and only a little peeling that lasted for a week, but of course, that was resolved with exfoliating my face. Though I still have some acne, my dermatologist saw me today and said that they will go away with time and not leave a scar. Since the first week, I had noticed the smoothness on my skin.
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: I am 21 and I had bumps on my chin everyday since I was 16. I had tried EVERYTHING, including a Clarisonic, expensive face washes, creams, etc. Thankfully, my dermatologist prescribed my Atralin and my skin is practically perfect. I had an initial break-out for about a week and a half, then suddenly my skin was perfect. No bumps and so smooth! It does make my face rather shiny, which I am not used to since I have dry skin. I am so happy with this product! It is so nice to wake up every morning with great skin. This is worth the price tag. I wash my face nightly with Bobbi Brown "extra balm rinse", use this gel, then apply a heavy moisturizer. Get Atralin! It will change your life!
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: Atralin really help CLEAR up my skin but my skin is still not porcelain smooth. I still have tiny tiny bumps but way better than it was before. I also used Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Scrub and I love how the two work. You just have to give it time and right now, I think I'm almost over the 'it gets worse before it gets better' phase.
Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: Atralin has been fine and has cleared up my acne and made my skin clearer and smoother. I am 38. But one thing I noticed, since using the product is that if I do get an occasional breakout, it is hard to heal, scabs a lot and then leaves a small pockmark when healed.
tretinoin for Photoaging of the Skin: It is like magic. If you want to look younger use it. It needs to be used for a long time. years for example. No side effects apart from mild irritation goes with time and sensitivity to sun. The gel once in the evening is my recommendation.
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Atralin (tretinoin) for Acne: This gel is great BUT you have to give it time. I went on it and after four months my acne only cleared a little but then bam! After the next month everything was great and then it's just all good from there. No random pimples popping up, just time for my scars to fade. I love it. And if you're a patient person who wants something gentle and not scary for their face, Atralin is it.
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