Question: What are the side effects of adapalene gel?

Side Effects A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur right after applying the medication. Skin redness, dryness, itching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication. These effects usually decrease with continued use.

What does adapalene do to your skin?

Adapalene is in a class of medications called retinoid-like compounds. It works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the skin.

Is adapalene safe to use?

The topical retinoids a play very important role in the treatment of acne vulgaris. However, their use is limited due to skin irritation. A new generation product, adapalene is a good choice in the treatment of acne vulgaris with less side effects and high efficacy confirmed by numerous clinical studies.

Is adapalene gel harmful?

Right after applying the drug, a brief warmth or stinging sensation may occur. During the first 2-4 weeks of using the drug, skin redness, dryness, scratching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne can occur. With continued use, these effects typically decrease.

Can adapalene remove acne scars?

The active ingredient is adapalene, which helps decrease swelling and inflammation, prevent breakouts, and treat scarring. According to Garshick, “it can help discoloration and textural changes that go along with acne scars by evening out the skin tone and boosting collagen production.”

Is it safe to use adapalene everyday?

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause irritation of the skin.

How often should I use adapalene?

Adults and teenagers—Apply a small amount as a thin film once a day, at least one hour before bedtime. Apply the medicine to dry, clean areas affected by acne. Rub in gently and well.

Does adapalene gel get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Conclusion: Adapalene gel 0.1% is an effective, well-tolerated topical therapy for black patients. It is able to reduce both inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions, as well as prevent and alleviate acne-associated hyperpigmentation.

Does adapalene fade dark spots?

Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment. According to Dr. Mohiba Tareen, a board-certified dermatologist, Differns hero ingredient — adapalene, a type of retinoid — also fights the classic signs of aging: fine lines, dark spots and dull skin.

Does adapalene improve skin texture?

Adapalene FAQs Adapalene prevents breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes and clogged pores as well while restoring skin tone and texture by clearing acne. Adapalene can help reduce the risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation by treating acne.

How long should you wait to apply moisturizer after adapalene?

Wait for at least 20 minutes for your skin to fully absorb the tretinoin gel or cream before applying moisturizer or any other skincare products.

When do you stop using adapalene?

You should not stop using adapalene if your acne seems worse at first, unless irritation or other symptoms become severe. Check with your doctor if your acne does not improve within 8 to 12 weeks. Do not apply any topical product to the same area where you are using adapalene, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What should you not take with adapalene?

Do not use adapalene at the same time as products containing alpha hydroxy acids (i.e. glycolic acid or lactic acid), benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid. This combo can be extra irritating, so youll have to make a choice. Be nice to your skin.

Should I use adapalene every night?

Adapalene may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Therefore, it is best to apply it at night and wash it off in the morning.

What can you not take with adapalene?

Do not use adapalene at the same time as products containing alpha hydroxy acids (i.e. glycolic acid or lactic acid), benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid. This combo can be extra irritating, so youll have to make a choice.

Does adapalene fade acne scars?

The active ingredient is adapalene, which helps decrease swelling and inflammation, prevent breakouts, and treat scarring. According to Garshick, “it can help discoloration and textural changes that go along with acne scars by evening out the skin tone and boosting collagen production.”

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