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Getting Used To Tretinoin Gel

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#1 Brown Spots

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

Okay so here's the breakdown. I just finished a Accutane course in June, but now my acne is starting to come back. There aren't any cysts or nodules but it is getting pretty bad. Getting to moderately severe I would say. I chalk it up to stress and my not so good diet. Anyways my derm prescribed me tretinoin gel. I've used tretinoin before but it was the cream. I have done a little research and I came across that you should slowly introduce it to your skin. I didn't do that when I used it before. I just used full force, right away. And I came down with a really, red face.
How should I go about doing this? Any tips will help. Thanks guys.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

This means use it once every 3 days for a week or two, then once every 2 days, then eventually nightly.

Though my skin personally can't handle retin a more than once every other day, even after building up. YMMV.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:19 PM

Awesome, thanks. I planned on doing this anyways. For some reason I'd thought I should get confirmation.




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