Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:44 PM
Retin-A seems like the most commonly prescribed Retinoid and i haven't seen many reviews on Atralin. I'm wondering why my derm went with Atralin over Retin-A.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:18 PM
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:43 PM
Atralin has been great to me. I could see the effects after only a week. The only side effects that I've experienced are dryness and some burning when I put it on a few times. I would rate my acne as moderately severe, (some cystic acne, blackheads on my nose, and whiteheads turning up a lot) but right now I have about two pimples on my face after doing this for about a month and half, maybe less. Some mornings I don't put on the Aczone, its affects really aren't as apparent as Atralin's but I figure it probably helps. The Aczone can be pretty rough when my skin is dry though, because Atralin thins the top layer of skin, and Aczone's beads can rip it up if I rub really hard after I've just washed my face.
I have skipped about 3 or 4 nights of Atralin over the course of the month and a half, and each time a few pimples popped up, but nothing serious. I use Cetaphil to wash my face (although I would recommend CeraVe, which I discovered after I had already bought a huge bottle of Cetaphil). Previously, I have used regular over the counter stuff which did nothing, Differin which improved the situation, but I still had a great deal of acne, and Minocin, which made me feel like crap everyday.
Nothing has made my skin look quite as good as Atralin, and I would recommend it to anyone. It's made my skin softer, less red, and improved the overall condition of my acne. I don't think it's done much for the blackheads, but mine are minor and never really bothered me, so I don't notice too much. Now all I really have to worry about is the hyperpigmentation, but hopefully that will go away with time. Or drugs.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:50 AM
- sodium sulfacetamide 10% morning and evening
- atralin at night
- series of 3 microdermabrasion sessions
I'm 26 and have honestly tried pretty much everything (antibiotics, washes, every topical thing you can think of); my acne is purely hormonal and I'm one of those girls who can't tolerate any sort of synthetic hormone, so I've had NO luck.
So far, this is the best regimen I've been on. I can't pinpoint exactly how any one aspect is working, but I'm really happy and more confident after only 2 weeks. The atralin definitely made my skin flaky for the first week, but once I exfoliated and stuck with it, I was fine and it does seem to be making a difference. The most dramatic change has been from the microdermabrasion... after recovering from the first treatment, my skin looks way less congested and is so much smoother; I can't wait to get my next treatment in a week.
My dermatologist said my skin should be totally clear in a month, which I've heard before, but after the results I've had in just 2 weeks I'm starting to believe him!
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