"forced" To Switch From Retin-A Micro .1% To Tretinoin .025%aha alpha hydroxy acid red mark retinoids
Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:47 AM
Anyways, back to my story. My RAM .1 has ran out, and for some damn reason.... my insurance won't cover it anymore. It will only cover Generic Tretinoin .025. I would be fine with going from RAM .1 to tretinoin .1, but I'm forced to go to a reduced strength when everything was working perfectly. I was not irritated at all from RAM, and my face was doing fine on it. Don't ask me why my insurance wont even cover .1 or .5 strength, only .025. I have no idea why haha. I wanna keep this discussion only to reducing from .1 to .25 and how it will/should affect my acne.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:12 PM
Tretinoin is generic retin A, not retin A micro. There is no generic for RAM yet. So what you're missing is the RAM gel microsphere which is a time-released delivery method. So instead of getting little bits of RAM throughout the night, you're getting the full punch all at once with tretinoin...hence the irritation. Not sure what to recommend other than only apply a tiny amount.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:47 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:48 AM
I wonder if that's a similar thing with your insurance.
I doubt you'll have much irritation and I hope that the lower version works for maintain your good results. I apologize that I don't have much to contribute other than that since it's been yearsssssssssss since I used RAM and I'm currently using the cream version of tretinoin.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:42 PM
Don't worry, if you find that the .025% doesn't seem to be "doing it" for you, there are other options. You can purchase a 20 grm tube of the retin-A micro .1% from an online pharmacy without a prescription and it is not that expensive.
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