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What Is Adapalene Used For?

Can Children Use Adapalene?

Adapalene is approved for use in adolescents as young as 12 years old. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using adapalene in children.

Off-Label Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend adapalene for something other than treating acne. Adapalene (or other retinoids like adapalene) are sometimes used off-label to treat various skin conditions, such as:
  • Actinic keratosis (a kind of precancerous skin lesion)
  • Keratosis pilaris (a common ailment that causes "bumpy skin," often on the back of the arms)
  • Melasma (dark pigmentation of the skin typically related to pregnancy or hormone use)
  • Rosacea
  • Signs of sun damage (such as fine wrinkles or spots)
  • Psoriasis.

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