Who should I go to for a Retin-A prescrption?

on Jan 12, 2012 @ 01:53 pm

To my regular doctor or my dermatologist..?


5 Replies

Ali de Bold
Skincare issue on Jan 12, 2012 @ 01:58 pm

If it's a skincare issue probably your dermatologist. A lot of skincare products have retinol in them so you may not need a prescription unless you have a specific skin condition that needs extra TLC.

Both on Jan 12, 2012 @ 06:28 pm

If you want to go to a dermatologist you will have to get a referral from your family doctor to see one, at least that's what you have to do here in BC.

Family Physician on Jan 12, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

Your family physician can prescribe Retin-A Cream/Gel no problem. It's probably a lot quicker than getting into a dermatologist depending on your area. :)

Your Dr on Jan 13, 2012 @ 08:36 am

should be able to prescribe it to you. I just asked my family Dr and she
wrote me out a scrip right away. How ever if your having big time
problems you should ask your Dr to send you to see a dermatologist.


I think.... on Jan 13, 2012 @ 03:53 pm

you should speak to your GP first and then if there's a specific skincare issue they will refer you onward.

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