Is Differin or Tretinoin a better option for moderate acne on cheeks? (photo)Acne & Scars
Is Differin or Tretinoin a better option for moderate but persistent acne on cheeks? How does it work? Can this be used in conjunction with acids such as AHAs?
Sorry to hear about your persistent acne. Don't worry, there are effective solutions for your acne!
Differin contains Adapalene, which is a third-generation topical retinoid.
Both Differin and Adapalene work by reducing comedones and oil production. They also have exfoliating effects. This helps to improve acne.
Differin versus Tretinoin
If cost is not a concern, Differin is a better option, because it causes less skin irritation.
Yes, Differin/ Tretinoin can be used in conjunction with chemical peels to treat acne.
There is a small chance that your skin might be drier than usual. If this happens, avoid using Differin/Tretinoin for 1-2 days after chemical peels.
Hope that this helps!
Dr Justin Boey