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Isotretinoin Gel (Isotex)

14 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

I've been on Isotrex (isotretinoin gel) which is a topical form of accutane for 2 months and it is really good at drying out spots but the problems I mainly have are:

  • blotchy skin
  • large pores
  • blackheads
  • oily skin

It hasn't really done anything for these things. I have been on it for two months applying it every night.

Has anyone else tried this and if so did you get good results?



Just Started Isotrex & Clindamycin

05 November 2014 - 05:02 PM

Hi everyone,


I've just started Isotrex gel (0.05%) and Dalacin T (clindamycin topical lotion).


Has anyone had results with this combination or either topical treatments?

I am going to give it 3 months but I heard that the IB can be pretty bad. I was also on Differin 0.1% for 3 months however my skin stayed exactly the same so I have moved on to this.


Even though the Isotrex can be closely related to accutane would it mean that I would receive lesser side effects due to it only being topical and not oral?


Since I forgot to ask my derm, how do I go about using both?

Do I put on the Isotrex first then put on the clindamycin right after at night?

It didn't really go on too well this evening.


Thank you.

On Differin 0.1% For 3 Months, Should I Change To 0.3%

18 October 2014 - 08:34 AM

So I've been on Differin 0.1% for 3 months but I've seen no change.

Here is a picture of my skin: http://i.imgur.com/z9mYDmV.jpg


Should I ask my dermatologist to change to 0.3%. Will it make a difference?

I don't want to try accutane because of the potential side effects.



Dry Lips And Breakout After 8 Weeks Of Differin

28 September 2014 - 10:28 AM

Hi everyone,


I have been on Differin for 8 weeks and have suddenly got very dry lips over the last few days as well as a breakout of spots on my face. They have also appeared on my cheeks where I never normally get acne. I recently started drinking milk again after not having it for a year and I was ordering whether it could be that or an IB from Differin. 8 weeks seems like a long time before an IB though.


Any thoughts? Thanks

6 Weeks Of Differin 0.1

10 September 2014 - 02:08 PM

Hi everyone,


I have now been 6 weeks of Differin 0.1 but haven't really seen any change so far.

I don't so much have acne but I have a very uneven, patchy complexion, oily skin, large pores and blackheads.

I just wanted some reassurance that I should still keep going.

I haven't really received an IB. I only got an acne break out the day after I went out for a work night and I think that was most probably due to drinking a fair amount of alcohol.


Is or has anyone been in the same position?