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Bobert09

Starting Differin, What Were Your Results?

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I've been prescribed Differin and Minocycline by my dermatologist. I wanted to get opinions on the treatment.

I've read that alot of people experience an initial breakout after a few weeks of use, how common is this? My acne isn't too bad but it has not gone away since I was 14 (22 now). How long did the initial breakout last? How long until your skin was clear?

I've been using it for about a week now. I also wash my face with Panoxyl twice a day and take minocycline twice a day.

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I used Differin about five years ago. I don't recall an initial breakout. It worked okay for me, kept my acne manageable but I've never been able to get clear using a topical alone. Using it with minocycline I cleared up completely for awhile although I eventually had to add Yaz as well and stop the minocycline due to GI discomfort. Your current plan sounds like a good one. Good luck! whistling.gif)

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My cousin had amazing results on differin but it didn't work for me. But my acne is really obnoxious and persistant. Good luck!

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I am strongly against antibiotics, because I feel like they cause more damage (especially in the long run).

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As for the differin, it didn't really do much for me. I've had more success with things like Retin A and Sulfur treatments....

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I'm persistent with using it but i'm not sure its that much help. It certainly drys out my skin though

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I was on differin for 15 weeks and it actually made my acne worse, I was on erythromycin as well. Apparently this is rare though so hopefully you will be lucky!

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i started just over 2 weeks ago & it's made my acne a lot worse :( it was only mild before (i used to have it severe but then it was cured with accutance, 4 years later it's coming back) i really don't know whether i want to persevere with it

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I started Differin (.3% gel) maybe a month and a half ago. I got my initial breakout instantly and boy was it bad. I was in tears for two weeks and was exceptionally close to giving up. My face hurt, both from burning, dryness, and the acne itself. I think my years of Epiduo made it work even faster for me. I stuck with it though, and now my marks and acne have improved tenfold and is so clearly improving every day. I would say persevere because what else do you have? Even if you're so certain it's not doing anything for you, stick to it to prove to your derm you need something more. I'm not clear, but I'm back to a state where with a very small amount of makeup, I can make it look like I'm clear, and I can once again feel comfortable wearing my hair out of my face.



"And I, wrote this letter, in my head,
Cuz' so many things were left unsaid."

Morning:

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal/Oily Skin

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion spf30

Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream spf30

Bobbi Brown Face Touch-Up Stick

Bobbi Brown Setting Powder

Night:

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal/Oily Skin with Clarisonic Mia

Differin 0.3% all over

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion


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