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Adults and adolescents as young as 12 years old may be able to clear up their acne by using Fabior. As a type of retinoid, Fabior is thought to work by reducing inflammation and slowing down the rapid growth rate of skin cells. This prescription medication is sometimes used "off-label" for the treatment of sun damage, melasma, rosacea, and other skin conditions.

What Is Fabior Used For?

Fabior® (tazarotene foam) is a prescription medication licensed to treat acne in people age 12 and older.
 
Fabior is one of many different prescription acne medications currently available. Like many of these medications, Fabior can make the skin appear worse before it gets better. Often, with retinoids like Fabior, the skin may become irritated, red, and flaky. However, this usually improves with time, and clearer skin may start to appear within about a month.
 
Your healthcare provider might recommend that you use Fabior alone or with another acne medication. Because Fabior is applied in the evening, typically at bedtime, your healthcare provider may recommend a different type of acne treatment for use in the morning.
 

How Does This Medication Work?

Fabior is a "prodrug," a medication that is chemically inactive until it is changed by the body into the active form. The active form of Fabior is a retinoid, meaning it is chemically related to vitamin A. Other well-known retinoids include Retin-A® and Accutane®.
 
Fabior is thought to work by suppressing inflammation and slowing down rapid skin cell growth.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Fabior?

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

Fabior Acne Medication

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