Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    The Secret to Correctly Using Topical Retinoids
    Mohiba K Tareen, MD posted:
    Topical retinoid creams (such as Retin-A, tretinoin, Tazorac, and Differin) are commonly prescribed by dermatologists. As most of us product junkies know, topical retinoids are the MOST EFFECTIVE anti-aging topicals on the market.

    Topical retinol/ retinoids work by regulating skin cell turnover, making them excellent medications for treating acne , preventing wrinkles , and even clearing psoriasis . The problem is that many people, particularly when using retinoids to treat acne or prevent wrinkles, find retinoids too irritating to use. Luckily, when used properly, nearly everyone can use a retinoid cream. The trick is to follow the directions below on how to use retinoids, in order to get the full benefit from this excellent medication, without dryness and irritation on the skin.

    For more tips of how to get the most out of your retinoids please visit:
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
    Was this Helpful?
    3 of 4 found this helpful

    Featuring Experts

    Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

    Helpful Tips

    New to Acne or is it even acne?
    I'm 19 years old. I have never had acne a day in my life. ever. ever ever ever ever. In the past month or less, I have developed small ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.