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Is Differin 0.1% the same as Retin A (Tretinoin) and can you apply it straight after dermarolling or dermapen.

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They are both retinoids and achieve the same effect.  My derm has told me that differin tends to be less irritating but also weaker compared to retin a so start with differin. Do not apply it straight after dermarolling.  I would wait at least 72 hours if not a whole week until after most of the swelling subsides.  

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I was using Isotrex,but the Dr says its been discontinued.Every other Tretinoin product (Retinova and Retin A) I've used,have been discontinued of the years.

Is there anywhere I can get Retin A (Janssen-Cilag) from,possibly without a prescription?


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I have been getting RF microneedling by a professional...I had been doing home derma-stamping/microneedling prior to that. I use the OTC Differin .1%. You only need a prescription for the .3% strength. Myself, for both home treatments and the professional RF, I don't use anything that night. Depending on how I feel the next night, I may resume or wait another night. Either way, it's not like my face is going to fall off. If I were using the stronger .3% (prescription strength) I would be inclined to wait another night to resume. I have been using the .1% for over 2 years now though, so my face is well acclimated to it.  

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On 11/11/2020 at 3:03 PM, Aba2020 said:

I used Differin and I think RetinA is more effective. Differin didn't do anything for my skin. 

Differin works well when I put an occlusive substance on top

I wish 0.3% was available OTC. Not a fan of some of these regulations

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