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Valerie
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: retin A Reply with quote

My GP said that Retin A works by keeping your skin in a constant state of irritation which is very harmful to the skin & suggest that I do not use it for that reason . ( I have sensitive dry skin 49yrs old) .
is this how Retin A works ?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is partly true. High doses and/or overuse of retin A will do that. However, one can use low strength, apply small amounts only every other night (or even less frequently) and pick slow release formulations like Retin A micro. For most people, this approach allows to avoid irritation but still reap some benefits.

But since sensitivity to retin A varies among people, one should use caution and common sense to decide what level of use stays below the irritation threshold.
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