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DXD Admin from Singapore asked a question

Is it possible to have laser treatment while using topical Differin? How does Differin compare to other topical retinoids?

Hello! Do you know how Differin cream compares to topical retinoids, especially in terms of effectiveness and side effects? I know you cannot undergo lasers while taking oral acutane, but what about topical retinoids or Differin? Thank you!

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Dr Ethan
Singapore
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Dr Ethan
Singapore
Answered on Thu Jan 25 2018 08:11:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi Melissa,

Differin is actually also a type of retinoid which was formulated to have lesser side effects than Tretinoin.

In terms of acne control (which I assume is what you are using it for as you mentioned oral accutane), both should be effective – I’m not aware of any head-to-head studies comparing the effectiveness of the two. Otherwise, Tretinoin has been out much longer than Differin, and therefore has more studies showing it to be effective at treating wrinkles, crow’s feet, etc.

Most doctors normally recommend stopping topical retinoids 2-3 days before any laser procedures. But you should speak to your doctor about this, as it depends on what kind of lasers you are going for!

Cheers

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