About our medications

Clear Skin prescribes generic medications virtually identical in formula to brand name medications. Because of costs, insurance companies usually reject brand name medications, but will help pay for generic forms. Specific formulations may be requested via email (e.g. Retin-A™ Micro for tretinoin) and will be considered for future offerings.

At Clear Skin Concierge, we constantly search for the cheapest sources of generic medications to help you look great, at the lowest costs. For medication disposal instructions, please see here.

About insurance

We have reduced your direct payment for a consultation and prescription to $29, the cost for an average copay with most insurance plans. We do not currently accept insurance for this cost. Because we write for generic medications, more insurance plans will partly pay for our prescriptions. If they require added paperwork, we fill it out like any doctor’s office. If your insurance still refuses to pay, we will help you find a low cost pharmacy for your meds.



Acne
Tretinoin for acne is a vitamin A derivative topical that exfoliates your skin and decreases the build up of dead cells within hair follicles.
  • Comes as cream or gel.
  • Should not be taken during pregnancy.
  • Can be mildly irritating if not used correctly.
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Clindamycin and erythromycin are both antibiotic topicals that reduce your immune system’s overreaction to clogged pores. Patients more often have success with clindamycin, in our experience. Either clindamycin or erythromycin should be used, not both.
  • Comes as solutions.
  • Should not be taken during pregnancy.
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Doxycycline is an antibiotic that lowers your immune system’s reaction to clogged pores and helps kill bacteria..
  • Comes as a pill.
  • Should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Can upset stomach if not taken with food.
  • Can cause mild sunburns if sunscreen is not worn.
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Fine Wrinkles
Tretinoin for fine wrinkles is a vitamin A derivative topical that slows sun damage on adult skin. We formulate 0.025% tretinoin cream with a tiny amount of hydrocortisone to reduce irritation.
  • Comes as cream.
  • Should not be taken during pregnancy.
  • Can be mildly irritating if not used correctly.
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Tretinoin lightening includes both 0.1% tretinoin for fine wrinkles. We also include 6% hydroquinone to help lighten skin and 1% hydrocortisone to reduce irritation. You should choose either tretinoin for fine wrinkles or lightening formulation, not both.
  • Comes as cream.
  • Should not be taken during pregnancy.
  • Can be mildly irritating if not used correctly.
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Thin short eyelashes
Latisse® (bimatoprost) 0.03% ophthalmic solution for thicker, fuller lashes.
Comes as a solution. Latisse should be administered during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Can be mildly irritating if not used correctly.