So today I saw a dermatologist who prescribed me Retin-A Micro. I suffer mostly from non-inflammatory acne/closed comedones. I had a lot of whiteheads and bumps under the skin.
I've been using clindoxyl, which is an antibiotic topical cream w/ benzoyl peroxide, but it doesn't seem to help much. I do get the occasional cyst, but most of the time it is my whiteheads that turn into pimples, so that is the issue I am most concerned about.
I've been instructed to used this 3 times a week, at bedtime. I know the side effects include peeling, dryness, flakiness, redness/irritation, but what I am most anxious about is the initial breakout. I know there is a purging process - I'm just wondering how bad it's going to be and what to expect.
Has anyone ever used this product?
My current skin care regimen is Spectro Gel face wash, Cetaphil Moisturizer with SPF15 and Clindoxyl at night (before applying my moisturizer).