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Tretinoin 0.1% for scarring

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 So I was under the impression that topical retinoids are mainly useful for new/developing scars, however after messaging several people I have heard positive outcomes after years of use on their very old/mature scarring. I am not naive to the various architecture of scarring i.e. tethering of rolling scars etc. but it's still amazing to me how people can get to see significant improvements, What do you all think? I've included a reddit link as an example.

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My doctor told me that retinoids have twofold effect of keeping the acne at bay and stimulating the skin's collagen, filling the pits left after the pimples. So I keep using my retinol even though I'm acne free right now.

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@Uruguay From what I've researched they both activate the same receptors however Adapelene is more targeted (it doesn't activate receptors leading to irritation) so there is less side effects and hence more of a likelihood to continue treatment. 

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