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SalvadorMontenegro
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:26 pm      Reply with quote
Hi, all.

Quick question: Does Differin work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reproduce collagen the way trentinoin/retin-a does?

I've started using the .3% version to combat my dull, dehydrated skin. The dermatologist suggested it, but I'm asking here anyway. You never know!
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:37 pm      Reply with quote
My daughter just bought Differin, but she said it was for acne. I was unaware it was for dehydrated skin.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:36 pm      Reply with quote
Yes any retinoic acid will help, it is in the same category as Retin A, Tazorac and all the other brands. They will all boost collagen but give it a good 6 months to a year for the best results.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:38 pm      Reply with quote
By the way it can make your skin a bit dry at first too until you skin acclimatizes to the medication... so I would start slow and maybe use a moisturizer on top 20 minutes or more after u apply it.
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:09 am      Reply with quote
SalvadorMontenegro wrote:
Hi, all.

Quick question: Does Differin work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reproduce collagen the way trentinoin/retin-a does?

I've started using the .3% version to combat my dull, dehydrated skin. The dermatologist suggested it, but I'm asking here anyway. You never know!


Differin is likely to have similar effects as tretinoin but is probably not as powerful as tretinoin because it activates a narrower range of receptors in the skin compared to tretinoin. On the other hand, it has less side effects and skin is not so sensitive to the sun compared to using tretinoin.

I'm not sure if it can combat dull dehydrated skin, though. The retinoids tend to make skin more flakey, especially in the initial period. Your skin may get worse before it gets any better.

Perhaps you should combine differin at night with a vitamin C serum such as Skinceuticals CE Ferrulic in the day. The Vit. C might be a better bet to give your skin some glow. And also helps to protect it from sunlight.

I agree that you may need 6 months for best results, maybe even up to a year. Don't expect instant results.
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:52 am      Reply with quote
So Differin is like Retin-A but less sun sensitive?
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:55 pm      Reply with quote
ruk1 wrote:
So Differin is like Retin-A but less sun sensitive?


Differin similar to retin-a but is a synthetic A and gentler. It still makes you sensitive to the sun and you need to use SPF daily.
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:27 pm      Reply with quote
GirlieGirl wrote:
ruk1 wrote:
So Differin is like Retin-A but less sun sensitive?


Differin similar to retin-a but is a synthetic A and gentler. It still makes you sensitive to the sun and you need to use SPF daily.


Thanks, GirlieGirl. I'd better tell my daughter and make sure she uses sunscreen with high SPF daily. I thought it was for acne, but if it's like Retin-A, would it also work on age spots?
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:36 pm      Reply with quote
There is some evidence from clinical trials that differin can work on age spots.

Link to one article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12833014?dopt=Abstract

However, it is still not as powerful as retin A so the effects would be slower to see results but also less side effects (skin irritation, peeling, pimple break outs). Although synthetic retinoids do not induce sun sensitivity to the same extent as tretinoin (retin A) but you do still have to use high SPF sunblock because all retinoids increase skin cell turnover and the superficial layers of the skin become thinner so you need to ensure that your skin is protected from the sun. Although the superficial layers of the skin are made thinner, there is evidence that the retinoids help to build collagen in the deeper layers of the skin.
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:10 am      Reply with quote
Tazorac and Differin are third generation of Retinoic acid, or actually, just similar to the later.
They can do the same job on acnes but no proved evidence on their treatment for anti-aging or reverse the photo-aging.
Anyway, I believe the Diacneal under AVENE can give you more surprise.
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:01 pm      Reply with quote
My dermatologist suggested it, she told me that it's mildest of the prescription retinoids and great start for retinoids. It treats photo-aging, the effect is also mild though.
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:37 pm      Reply with quote
How exactly is it applied? Right after cleansing and before sunscreen?
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:42 am      Reply with quote
ruk1 wrote:
How exactly is it applied? Right after cleansing and before sunscreen?


Most retinoids are used at night with a good quality SPF used during the day.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:00 pm      Reply with quote
Yes, applied at night. If you wait 30 mins after cleansing, you will get less irritation effect. It is best not to apply other products like moisturizer at the same time. If you feel that your skin is dry and needs moisturizer, wait one hour then apply moisturizer.
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:22 am      Reply with quote
Thank you both. I will pass on this information on how to apply to my daughter. I think she is using it both in the morning and evening.
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:51 pm      Reply with quote
maybe look into retinol products?
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:29 am      Reply with quote
Hi there, I've been using Retin-A at .05 for wrinkles, along with a Vit C serum and have seen good results (I've been using it for about 8 months now).
I bought it online from http://www.tilliginm.net/r/tretinoin+differin to save my money... It was my friend, actually, who suggested I try retin-a. She said just go to this website to find the reliable source. She gave me a 10% discount code "NEWSKIN"

I found that they sell Differin too. Has anyone tried the Differin for wrinkles and if so what was your experience? Did you like it better/worse than Retin A.

Thanks.......I'm a bit nervous about switching
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