What does Differin do to skin?

Adapalene is the active ingredient in Differin® Gel. It’s a multi-benefit, dermatologist-recommended retinoid specifically used for clearing acne. Adapalene treats acne deep in the pores at the source, prevents new acne from forming and, as a result of reduced acne, restores your skin’s natural texture and tone.

Is Differin as effective as Retin A?

Long term, both drugs are effective and safe. A 52-week study of adapalene 0.3 percent gel (the higher, prescription-only concentration of topical adapalene) found that only 21 percent of users experienced side effects from the treatment, of which the most common were dry skin, scaling and skin discomfort.

How long does it take for adapalene Differin to work?

During the first 3 weeks you are using adapalene, your acne may seem to get worse before it gets better. Full improvement should be seen within 12 weeks, especially if you use the medicine every day.

What is Differin cream used for?

1g cream contains 1mg adapalene. Differin Cream is proposed for the cutaneous treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris where comedones, papules and pustules predominate. Differin Cream is best suited for use on dry and fair skin. Acne of the face, chest or back is appropriate for treatment.

Which is better for wrinkles tretinoin or Differin?

According to studies, both are considered approximately the same in terms of effectiveness toward acne. Adapalene is primarily used for treating acne, whereas tretinoin is used for acne and/or anti-aging effects. (Tretinoin is therefore more effective for addressing wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of aging.)

Does adapalene build collagen?

In conclusion, tretinoin and adapalene contributed to the wound healing process resulting in an enhancement of collagen production, angiogenesis and granulation tissue formation.

Should I use Differin every night?

Initially, you should use the medicine every other night for the first two or three weeks. If you are tolerating the medicine OK then move up to every night. If you are getting too much irritation, then use it every 3rd night. Your goal is to eventually work up to using Differin every night.

Can I put Differin all over my face?

Differin Gel is different. It’s highly effective, but you can’t use it like a typical over-the-counter acne product. It’s not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. For example, if you get acne on the face, Differin Gel should be applied to the entire face.

Does Differin fade hyperpigmentation?

Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum helps to lighten post-acne marks, hyperpigmentation, blotches, age spots, and even freckles. When used every day it can improve overall skin tone and clarity.

Does Differin make your skin worse before it gets better?