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Adapalene gel

Adapalene gel

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What is Adapalene gel?

Adapalene is a topical retinoid used to treat mild to moderate acne. Read More

How to use Adapalene

Simply clean the affected area by acne with a gentle soap and make sure to completely dry it. Apply a small amount of Adapalene, rubbing it gently into the skin before bedtime. Wash your hands after using Adapalene. Do NOT use Adapalene with another topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, etc) at the EXACT same time of day, because it might irritate the skin and not let Adapalene work properly.

Adapalene Dosage

Adapalene comes in 0.1% and 0.3%. The 0.1% is over the counter. 0.3% is prescription only (you need a doctor to write the prescription).

Adapalene Benefits

  • Makes your skin better if you are acne-prone and prevents future acne lesions.
  • Promotes healthier and clearer skin, brighter complexion and tone.
  • Restores dermal collagen, fighting signs of aging.
  • Can be used for long term maintenance therapy.

Adapalene Side effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when using Adapalene. Minor ones include skin dryness, itching, redness, mild burning, or worsening of acne. Those effects will decrease with continued use of the medication. Use sunscreen when you use adapalene.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but STOP the medication and seek immediate medical attention (call 911 or go to the ER) if you experience any of the following symptoms: blistering, severe burning/swelling of the skin, rash, itching/swelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES ADAPALENE GEL DO?

Adapalene prevents new acne from forming by making the cells less sticky, preventing the pores from being blocked, and decreasing inflammation.

HOW DOES ADAPALENE WORK?

Adapalene works by preventing new zits, making the cells less sticky and thus they don’t block the pores as much, and decreasing inflammation.

How to apply adapalene gel?
Apply a small amount of Adapalene, rubbing it gently into the skin before bedtime and do not use another over the counter topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, etc) at the EXACT same time of day because that medicine might BLOCK the action of the adapalene.

WHEN TO USE ADAPALENE GEL?

Pandia Health’s expert Doctors recommend using Adapalene gel before bedtime. Always make sure to use this medication on its own and do not use any other topical medication at the exact same time to let Adapalene work properly. For example if you also use benzoyl peroxide soap/gel/wash, use the benzoyl peroxide in the morning and the adapalene at night.

HOW LONG FOR ADAPALENE TO WORK?

To see all the full improvement of the treated area, our doctors recommend allowing Adapalene approximately 3 months (about 12 weeks). This does not mean you will not see any changes in your skin before 12 weeks, but it is best to wait and follow the treatment as indicated by the expert Doctors.

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