Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:03 AM
I've had acne for about 3 years and it's been inflammatory whiteheads and blackheads over my forehead, chin and occasionally nose. I've recently got acne on my cheeks as well and I've started to get quite a few nodules (I think).
Anyway, I was previously using Neutrogena's Visibly Clear range but that didn't work so I went to my family doctor. They prescribed 10% Benzoyl Peroxide "Panoxyl" wash and 0.05% Isotretinoin "Isotrex" gel to use after. I started using it in the morning and evening using both products.
Now it's about 5 days later after first getting the products and my skin has been peeling and is sore. My doctor told me not to use moisturiser but I did because my skin was so sore.
The problem: Now I'm getting dark spots over my cheeks and my skin is very tight. It works fine on my forehead, the acne there is fading a bit but it's doing nothing on my cheeks but creating dark spots that look like very big acne scars.
My parents said that the benzoyl peroxide was burning my skin so I'm not sure whether I should continue using it and hope it passes or just use the Isotrex gel or neither and go back to the doctor.
Please help! Suggestions?
Sorry for the long post
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:08 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:23 AM
Ask if he has anything which is a BP/clindamycin mix (like Acanya) or something in a retinoid.
Edited by DRaGZ, 23 May 2012 - 01:24 AM.
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