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#3330396 Retin-A Micro...gel Or Pump?

Posted by NotMeAtAll on 02 March 2013 - 07:01 AM

I had used the gel because the doctor had free samples and it was very difficult to apply - very dry and pasty and you're not supposed to use lotion with it.  Apparently the pump form comes out in a thinner/easier to spread/larger amount so that it is easier to apply, but it is also newer and thus very expensive (they gave me a free first prescription card for it but I never did fill it.)  If price is important, go with the gel, but for ease of application, I hear the pump is better.

#3257802 Mixed Messages With Retinoids - Scared Of Scarring

Posted by NotMeAtAll on 21 June 2012 - 07:20 AM

I guess my problem is is that I don't like to gamble with new things, especially when it deals with my face, and also when I hear so many opposing viewpoints that it's hard to make a decision. It's also scary that it's a very potent drug. Well, I am going to keep with the ziana and just talk more about it with my derm during my next scheduled appointment. I'm just going to have to wait and see how my skin takes to the treatment.

You gotta be careful of Dr. Google.  Anything has some bad reviews and bad side effects, and it is easier to find negatives on the internet because people will go to complain more often than they go to rave about a product.  KWIM?