Can tretinoin be prescribed by GP?

Can tretinoin be prescribed by GP?

Because Tretinoin is only available by prescription in Australia, it is a stronger and more effective method of treating acne than over-the-counter solutions. Studies have shown a significant improvement in mild to moderate acne when used once daily for 12 weeks.

Can my regular doctor prescribe me retinol?

Physicians can legally prescribe a drug for any use. But the high-profile FDA-Ortho tussle has left some doctors hesitant to prescribe Retin-A for sun-damaged skin and has resurrected questions about its effectiveness. Unfortunately, it is a drug with a number of side effects.

What is prescription strength Retin A?

Retin-A Micro is available in four strengths: 0.1%, 0.08%, 0.06% and 0.04%. Each gram of Retin-A Micro Gel, 0.1%, contains 1 mg of tretinoin.

Can a general practitioner prescribe tretinoin gel for You?

a general practitioner can prescribe tretinoin gel for you. you dont need to go to a dermatologist for the prescription.

Is it possible to take Retin A without seeing a dermatologist?

Yes: While Retin -A (brand of topical tretinoin) is only available by prescription, any non-dermatologist can prescribe it. However, if you’re not responding as desired, then you should consider getting a 2nd opinion & expert care from a dermatologist.

How many strengths of tretinoin can you take?

Tretinoin generally comes in 3 strengths, and your doctor will prescribe one that is appropriate for you. Most doctors are good about this and will start you off with a lower strength. If they don’t for some reason, you can always ask them to switch to a lower strength or just be very careful when starting out.

Are there any side effects to using tretinoin?

Tretinoin is a very powerful ingredient, and if it is not used correctly, it can cause some annoying side effects. Unfortunately, people aren’t always given the right information from their doctors about how to use it. When I began using tretionin about 10 years ago, I followed my doctors instructions to start off slow.

a general practitioner can prescribe tretinoin gel for you. you dont need to go to a dermatologist for the prescription.

Yes: While Retin -A (brand of topical tretinoin) is only available by prescription, any non-dermatologist can prescribe it. However, if you’re not responding as desired, then you should consider getting a 2nd opinion & expert care from a dermatologist.

How often should you use tretinoin for acne?

Whatever you do, DO NOT start using tretinoin every day. Even if that’s what your doctor told you or if it says use nightly on your prescription. If you start using it everyday, your skin will become very irritated and it will likely make your acne worse. Depending on your skin, you can start with using it 1-2x a week.

Do you need to wax your skin with tretinoin?

Tretinoin-treated skin is very exfoliated and should not be waxed for hair removal. Any doctor or skin care specialist performing a procedure such as a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, laser or light treatments, etc., needs to know if you are on Tretinoin.