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Re: Question for @Shanus

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Using tretinoin in a 'micro' form will help reduce irritation from using it. Tret micro comes in the same dosages as regular tret. The difference between those two is how they are formulated and not how effective they are. Micro means the tret is delivered to the skin in micro doses where it's sort of time released in small amounts inside the skin over time which means there is less irritation. Otoh, regular tret is delivered all at once and that can cause irritation for some people. Another positive thing about tret micro is that it can be applied immediately to freshly cleansed skin whereas with regular tret needs to be applied to thoroughly dried skin so it doesn't cause more irritation.


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