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Topical Isotretinoin (Isotrex)

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Hi.. I have moderate acne since 1 year ago.. I have always used Benzoyl Peroxide 10% on my face.. I used it till the summer and in the summer my face was free from the pimples.. I had only red marks but it was acceptable. When I started to go to school in September a lot of pimples came out again.. I used again benzoyl peroxide but at the end my doctor gave me "Isotrex" that is topical isotretinoin.

I have been using it since 1 month ago (and I'm still using it) . I apply it every night and I apply also Benzoyl Peroxide 10% every morning. I wash the face twice a day (morning and night) ..

I'm scared about it. I have noticed a lot of new inflamed pimples.. My skin is really dry and it's like a chimical peeling.

I don't know why this acne doesn't go far to me

Actually I use Bioderma's Sebium Hydra as moisturizer and as cleaner I use Uriage's Gel .. I have used a lot of products (like Avene's Triacnèal that leaves the skin very dry and burns the face , a cream called "YouDerm" that is A SHAME .. it has only worsened the acne, Bioderma's Sebium Global that is a moisturizer that I find very irritant , I also used Uriage's Hyseac k18 that is a normal moisturizer , and Royal Derma's Benzolait Mousse that is a cleaner with Benzoyl peroxide 1%.. It was a little bit irritant)

I will update my status maybe every day or every week. Please read it and if you can help me, please write it..

I will also add some photos.

So, for the moment I can only assess these products..from 1that is a shame to 10 that is the best.

YOUDERM [3\10]

AVENE'S TRIACNEAL [5\10]

ROYAL DERMA'S BENZOLAIT 10% [7\10]

Royal Derma's BENZOLAIT 1% CLEANER [6\10]

Uriage's Hyseac k 18 [6+\10]

Bioderma's Sebium h2o [5+\10]

Bioderma's photoderm spf 30 [8+\10]

Italfarmaco's Dramigel [7/10]

Dermorex cleaner [6+/10]

Bioderma's sebium global [4+/10]

Uriage's Gel Nettoyant Cleaner [6+/10]

Isotrex [i can't give a vote for the moment]

Triderm's Sapone di marsiglia (marseille liquid soap) [2/10]

Bioderma's sebium hydra [6+/10]

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it's actually Retin A, which is a topical form of vitamin A...and yes it can make things worse before they get better, but it really works for me and keeps the pores clear....search the boards here but search retin a or tazorac, that is what they are commonly called in the US anyway

I'd stick with it...

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Thank you for the response :) Are Retin A ,that is tretinoin , tazorac ,that is tazarotene ,and isotretinoin equal?

Do you think that I should continue to use benzoyl peroxide in the morning??

As soon as possible I will update some photos like a "diary" so if anyone want to see the isotretinoin's effects , he will.

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So I think that the initial breakout is here.. my skin is really getting WORSE and WORSE .. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS SO BAD SKIN!! I really hope that it's gonna move from my face.. Keep using isotrex!! (I'm using it since 1 month and 2 weeks ago)

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So I think that the initial breakout is here.. my skin is really getting WORSE and WORSE .. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS SO BAD SKIN!! I really hope that it's gonna move from my face.. Keep using isotrex!! (I'm using it since 1 month and 2 weeks ago)

Hello,

What happened in the end with your using Isotrex? I have been using it for ages now and my skin is horrible! Want to know how you got on with it and whether it got better or not...

Thanks!

Daisy

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