Sooo I'm looking for a little insight here, and if you've used Tretinoin gel you can probably help me...
I have mild acne. I've been breaking out this summer for the first time in years around my T-zone with little pink/nude papules and pustules. Nothing crazy, but my derm prescribed me Tretinoin .025 gel nonetheless. At first I was excited because I heard it was an effective long-term treatment, but once I read about all the people who had to go through weeks--sometimes months--of severe "purging" to achieve clear skin, I got nervous. I've been reading some serious horror stories on this site. I want clear skin of course, but do I want to exacerbate the problem and cause brand new acne for possibly 3 months to get there? HELL NO!
Ok ok ok. I guess my question is: if I have mild acne, should I not even continue to use this product? Will it really cause me crazy red cystic acne for weeks? Or is that only happening to people who have bad acne to begin with?
Thank you in advance for reading and responding, please put this anxious mind to rest