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Topic Title: Retin-A/tretinoin post op on your face and forehead: no issue?
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Created On: 08/02/2016 03:07 AM
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 08/02/2016 03:07 AM
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Hi guys, I've been using Retin-A/tretinoin for a couple years, on and off, to fight skin aging and acne. It's a wonderful tool to slow down the aging process I'm also fighting with a HT and the meds, and it limits my moderate acne, that could break out as I start biotin. Just protect yourself from the sun when you are using it.

It makes your skin peel a little bit, and I'm worried it could spread a little to my recipient area. Some use it along with minoxidil to boost the penetration of the minox in the scalp.

I've applied it yesterday, stopped one centimeter below the new hairline. I'm 13 days post-op. What do you reckon? Am I paranoid?

If it ever spreads to the graft it should be ridiculously minimal I reckon. Would it be harmful to apply it there? If not I wouldnt even worry for one second.

I'm always on the extra careful side of things, but I'm expecting an acne breakout and retin-a really is one of my best allies in my desperate but exciting fight against father time. Anyone with some hindsight? Thank you.
 08/02/2016 01:11 PM
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You're paranoid - there is no problem in using Retin-A in the way you describe.
 10/18/2016 09:17 PM
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I would be careful using Retin A. There are some really bad stories out there. BE CAREFUL!!

There could be more advances in treatments if the government would get out of the way!!
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