Can I Stop Using Tretinoin?

Should I moisturize after using tretinoin?

Yes.

It’s perfectly safe to use a moisturizer with tretinoin.

In fact, tretinoin without moisturizer is generally not recommended.

Many dermatologists advise their patients to moisturize while using it to reduce their chance of developing dry, peeling skin..

What happens when you stop taking tretinoin?

If you’re using topical tretinoin to reduce fine wrinkles, discoloration, age spots, and/or rough feeling skin, it can take 3–4 months or up to six months before you see results. If you stop using the medication or are inconsistent with your treatment, any improvements you see may disappear over time (NIH, 2019).

Do you wash off tretinoin?

Check with your doctor if skin irritation becomes severe or if your acne does not improve within 8 to 12 weeks. You should avoid washing the skin treated with tretinoin for at least 1 hour after applying it.

Is tretinoin safe for long term use?

Conclusion: Long-term treatment with tretinoin emollient cream 0.05% is safe and effective in subjects with moderate to severe facial photodamage.

Does acne come back after tretinoin?

Most of the time, any increase in acne that occurs after using tretinoin disappears after two to three months of treatment. If it persists for the more than three months, it’s best to talk to your doctor about applying tretinoin less frequently or switching to a lower concentration cream.

Does tretinoin age your skin?

Tretinoin works by speeding up your body’s production of new skin cells, letting you replace old skin with new skin faster. As well as anti-aging, it’s also widely used as a topical acne treatment.