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Retin A - which strength to use for wrinkles?

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Retin A - which strength to use for wrinkles?

Postby forward » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:06 pm

I just picked up my prescription and I see that my doc prescribed 0.025% but I thought he was giving me a stronger one. Is this the right strength to use for wrinkles?
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Postby wynona07 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:13 pm

That seems to be on the weak side. So far, how are you responding to its use? The fiirst time I used it I peeled right away -- it was .05%. I don't know what type skin you have, but mine is fair and sensitive but I am now using .1% which I think is the strongest. I occasionally peel. But peeling is necessary so that the new collagen forms like any peel. I just don't like the fuzzines that I sometimes get, so I use an exfoliating product to smooth it out.
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Postby mommaof3boys » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:43 pm

Personally I think that is a good starter strength. I think the optimum strength for wrinkles is .05 so you may want to bump up to that later but doing it this way will likely prevent all the redness and peeling that comes with retin-a (at least it did for me).

Also, noticable effects on wrinkles take at least 6 months according to the things I have read so it is a long term thing for sure!
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Postby nahini » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:41 pm

My dr. gave me .01 retin A for under my eyes post op after a lower bleph and portriat plasma resurfacing to my lower eye lids.
Sounds like that is very low %
what do you all think,,,,
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Postby ladybug88 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:19 am

I just got a Rx from my Dr and it is 0.1%. I am fair and I wonder if it's too strong?
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