hi, i'm new here but I've been a lurker for years. I just want to share how tretinoin helped me somehow get rid of my severe acne. I'm really happy that I didnt stop applying retin-a on my skin even if it made my acne look worse for 3 months. If you look at the pics you'd see why. I somehow got a little of my confidence back again.
By the way, I've been using retin-a micro 0.1% nightly on my whole face and twice a day on my nose, I haven't really seen an improvement with my blackheads on my nose but there are just a few of them so it doesn't really bother me.
I've had acne since 13/14 but they were just a few little zits every month, around 4-5 a month, I used a 2.5% BP to get rid of them. It was only a year ago when my face decided to ruin my life, cysts everywhere, it was horrible, probably because I moved to a warmer city (where my school is) . When my face was a total mess, I've decided to drop off the grid, I dropped out of school, I completely ignored all of my friends and I didn't leave the house for 4 straight months (not even a second outside our house). I felt like no one understood me which made me cry a few times, I prayed to God to help me, asked him why he gave me acne. I was depressed, hopeless & friendless. I wanted to die.
So here are my before and after pictures using retin-a micro for 5 months. my "NOW" pictures show flaking and redness on my neck near my jaw. Now that it's better, I'm still depressed (because of the scars those damn cysts left me) and friendless.
Once I get my camera back I'll post better pictures. Also, what could be the best treatment for pitted scars? I'm actually going to use a dermastamp today and I'll let you guys know how it turns out. Wish me luck.