I have Tretinoin gel (0.04%), which I've not braved trying, as several Acne.org members have said it makes scars (indentations) more noticeable. But I'm wondering if it can be used on skin directly beneath the eyes--if only 1-3 times per week--to help with fine lines?
I recall someone once saying on the forum that she used a prescription-strength Tretinoin daily on the skin beneath her eyes for about a year and the skin began to visibly thin--i.e., it became a bit bluish in color; so there is that concern, but I wouldn't plan on using the gel I have daily.
I am Vit. B12 deficient, and my doctor wants me to try taking a supplement before I resort to injections. But if I recall correctly, people on this forum have talked about Vit. B12 causing their acne to worsen. Is B12 the culprit, or is there another form of B vitamin that tends to worsen acne?
I feel in a bind because, on the one hand, I need more Vit. B12; on the other hand, I don't want to suffer an increased amount of nodulocystic acne from taking it.
I'm at that "magical" age at which I want to start using an anti-aging product. Problem is, every product I see either is labeled as a "cream," or the packaging makes no mention of it being non-acnegenic/hypoallergenic.
I've read positive reviews about the Olay Regenerist product line but don't know that it would work for someone who's skin develops cysts/nodules. If anyone's tried a specific product in this line, or any other anti-aging product that's worked well for you, please, share it.
My main concern for now is my under-eye and forehead areas; I'm not brave enough to slap an anti-aging product on the rest of my face just yet, when I don't know how it might affect my skin, much less how it might interact with my acne medications.
Can Retin-A Micro--or the generic version--prevent scarring from cysts/nodules, especially those that already have surfaced? (By scarring, I'm talking about real damage to the skin--i.e., indentations.)