Topical retinoids, such as Differin™, Epiduo ™, Retin A Micro™, Tazorac ™, and tretinoin, are effective for the treatment of both comedonal acne and inflammatory acne. New York dermatologist, Jeffrey Ellis, M.D., said that "most patients with acne will benefit from a topical retinoid. It is one of the few medications we prescribe topically that helps to prevent new pimples from forming. Retinoids do not help patients overnight, but in the long run they can make acne much better. It is important for patients to continue using the medication -- even if they don't think it is helping.” Furthermore, according to Marta Rendon, M.D., topical retinoids can be used in conjunction with topical or oral antibiotics to treat more serious cases of the disease such as inflammatory acne.
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