Are retinol skin treatments safe for sclerodermians?
Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:52 PM
PS: the ~'s are my crow's feet!
Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:01 AM
Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:56 AM
I've been using a prescription retinol cream on my face, neck and chest for over 15 years. My primary care provider and rheumatologist know this and have no problems with it.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:40 AM
At my request, my rheumatologist just gave me prescription for retinol 0.05%. He had no problems with it.
It seems to keep my skin softed by keeping the dead skin sloffed off.
Does it increase collagen production ?? I don't know the answer to that.
Hope this helps,
Raynaud's, GI, esophagus, skin and lung involvement.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:26 AM
When I've magically become beautiful, I'll change my avatar to a picture of me.