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Trentinoin Gel .1% Ruining My Face?

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#1 Ahowe07


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

I've always had acne, manageable acne,and have been able to keep my skin clear for many years. I've been using the trentinoin gel for 2-3 months with absolutely NO improvement. I get 2-3 dark, unpoppable pimples a day. They take forever to heal and stay dark, non have faded yet. Is it possibly this just isn't for me? I'm having a feeling no improvement is going to happen.
I'm 25 face was clear prior to use.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

If its not working after 3 months and your spots seem to be worse to what they were before visit your derm have a chat because it may not be likely its unfair on you and you've tried it for so long 

I think you've waited long enough to see if it will work so they should be understanding 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

I agree with the above poster.  If you're within the 3-4 month range and still breaking out then its probably best to move on.  retinoids unfortunately keep pores clear but DO NOT kill bacteria - bp is the thing for that so you may want to talk to your do about adding it into your AM regimen if your face can handle it


Good Luck


I definitely know how frustrating this process can be

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