Hey guys, I just went to the doctor this morning and he would not prescribe me Bactrim, which really bummed me out but he did prescribe me Retin A and Clindamycin Phosphate gel. First off my acne right now is moderate-severe and I am using a benzoyl peroxide 2.5% facewash (which my doctor also recommended). So I know that my skin isn't SUPER sensitive because I can use BP and don't really get dry or flaky, but I also use a good moisturizer. Anyways my question is does anyone have any experience with either of these and what should I expect. I know there will be burning, redness, and probably peeling. I also have quite a few blackheads/whiteheads around my mustache area (i'm a girl and don't have a stache but didn't know how to explain that spot ) and on my chin right around my lower lips. So I'm worried that they will all come to a head off the bat and I'm going to look awful in addition to the redness and peeling, yikes. BUT I guess it can't get much worse than it already is... I would love to hear other experiences, advice or just information in general. Thanks so much in advance.
Retin A And Clindamycin Phosphateretin a clindamycin phosphate
Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:03 AM
You are correct w/ your assumptions on Retin A. You will purge, peel, and be red/irritated while your skin gets used to it. You must give the treatment a full 3 month benchmark to determine if it is working for you. Clindamyacin is not too irritating but can be drying in combination w/ those other 2 products you are using. The bad news: expect it to get worse; the good news: it should get better the longer you push through. Good luck
Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:13 AM
In the intial
Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:18 AM
Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:39 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Both of you have been SO helpful. I started using just the clindamycin last night and rubbed (or dabbed I guess) some on my breakouts. I really did notice a difference by morning. The redness is still definitely there but the pimples seem slightly smaller. I also used the Retin A on just my forehead as a test run, since I have bangs that can cover if it becomes red and angry, but it didn't. It was a little flaky but nothing out of control and to be honest, the skin there looks really smooth and happy right now. It's way too soon to tell a difference but I think my brain and heart really want this to work I will start using the Retin A all over on Friday and just a tiny amount like you said. I am going to try and use it only twice a week to see how things go, and be super gradual so I don't destroy my skin. Your tips are super helpful and I will totally use them! Thanks again for taking the time to respond it means a lot to me!
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