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Dermatologist Appointment Tomorrow... A Bit Scared!

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Current Status: Blackheads on nose

Forehead 95% clear

Cheeks 91% clear

Red Marks

Minor scarring

Started Tretinoin 0.05% (Atralin) on 10/13/11

So FAR i'm still breaking out just a little :/ maybe I'm just supposed to wait it out either way I'm going to continue being patient smile.png

Does anyone have any advice for me? biggrin.png

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Hey I just started the Tretinoin 2 days ago, so I don't have too much to offer. From the blogs I read however it;s best to be patient and I tell myself that as well. Don't be scared to go to the derm, if anything be excited :) they will help you achieve what you want.

I'm a bit of a hypocrite because I was afraid the derm will comment on my acne and scarring and further upset me, but to be honest - he took one quick look at me and just gave me the meds without over-commenting on my skin. You'll be fine and I wish you the best of luck!


Morning:

  • Wash my face with Cetaphil Cleanser
  • Wait 20-30 minutes then put on Retisol-A (Tretinoin) 0.025% [this cream has a built-in SPF and moisturizer

    Night:

    • Wash face with Cetaphil Cleanser
    • Wait 20 minutes, put Cindoxyl Gel.

    If my face is super dry I use Cetaphil Moisturizer before each medicated cream!


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You're right thanks :)

Yay! Another tretinoin user! Well you're right, I wish you the best as well good luck!! :)

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Breaking out right at the start is nothing to worry about. It's pretty much expected.

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I went on with ram for about almost 3 months and still was breaking out :(. It just a pain in the bottom.

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But it's being more than two months gasp.gif

Yeah unfortunetly they reckon sometime people can break out up to 3 months or more. I've seen people say ti took a good 6 months before they started to clear/were clear. I know its hard to stick with but at least Retin-A is having positive anti[aging benefits for your skin haha

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I went on with ram for about almost 3 months and still was breaking out sad.png. It just a pain in the bottom.

:o did you continue it?

But it's being more than two months gasp.gif

Yeah unfortunetly they reckon sometime people can break out up to 3 months or more. I've seen people say ti took a good 6 months before they started to clear/were clear. I know its hard to stick with but at least Retin-A is having positive anti[aging benefits for your skin haha

hahaha true! I have to be patient then (y) I'm also taking antibiotics but won't take them for a long time though

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I went to my derm and they switched me to epiduo I couldn't handle how shiny and oily my face was its a bit better now with the oil but still oily. Retin a did wonders for my skin as a teen but not so much now. My other derm said she never seen anyone have an IB as bad as I did :( so I don't know if I should of gave it more time or what. Epiduo is breaking me out but no as bad bc I have been on antibiotics for almost 2 months and acanya helps out. it has dried out most of the pimples I had from retin a like in no more than week. its up to give some time :) good luck any questions I am more than welcome to answer.

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