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    Old 02-07-2003, 06:33 PM   #1
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    a friend of mine has extra tretinoin and metrogel.. isn't tretinoin retin a? i dont know what metrogel is.. i don't have very bad acne but i still want to get rid of what i have.. would either of these be good for me?

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    Old 02-07-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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    yes, tretinoin is retin a.

    if you don't have very bad acne, you might want to try retin a micro, in its weaker form.

    metrogel is actually designated for rosacea, though people have used it for acne. it can help control inflammation and redness.

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    I did not like RetinA b/c it made my face very dry and flakey. It also made it extremely red. However, I use it as spot treatment whenever I get a cysts and it actually works pretty good at clearing it up. I just don't use it all over anymore. When I feel a cyst coming up (like yesterday morning), I dab a small bit of cortizone gel on it, along w/ a little retin A. It usually takes the cyst away in about 24 hours. It gets a bit red but usually doesn't even surface.

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