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Week 4

The pictures posted below were taken Tuesday June 24 in the morning after cleansing my face. I have noticed a reduction in size of large pimples that were on my forehead, cheeks and chin. I have not noticed any difference in the blackheads on my nose or chin. The finacea gel and ziana gel have not made my skin dry--I apply the cerave moisturizing cream a few minutues after I apply either treatment to my face. My skin is still oily, but with the right makeup products I can help to control how shi




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Week 3

I took the following pictures Monday morning on June 16 after washing my face. I have noticed some improvements from last week. I have realized that the finacea gel makes my pimples form a white head and the ziana gel helps to get rid of the white head over night. So far I am noticing a gradual improvement from when I started using these products. I have not been in the sun as much at all the past week and a half--I do not know if this has had an impact on my skin. Today my skin looks better t

Week 2

I have been using my topical creams Finacea Gel and Ziana Gel for about a week now. I have been applying Finacea Gel after washing my face in the morning. I have been applying Ziana Gel after removing my makeup and washing my face at night. I apply moisturizer to my face after the the gel's have absorbed into my skin for a few minutes. My skin looks worse than before I started using these topical treatments...I hope that this is just my skin purging. I understand that retanoids take a few months




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New Topical Treatments

I received full sizes of my new topical treatments today. Ziana (clindamycin phosphate 1.2% and tretinoin 0.025%) Gel Finacea (azelaic acid) Gel, 15% I have been using samples from my dermatologist for the past few days. I have been applying finacea in the morning and ziana in the evening after cleansing my face. I have not noticed any side effects such as drying or irritation (I use CeraVe moisturizing cream and Cetaphil daily moisturizer with spf 15 when I know I will be in the sun). I have




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Skin History

I have been struggling with acne and breakouts for as long as I can rememeber. I have oily skin, large pores around my nose, blackheads on my nose and some on my chin, and hyperpigmentation from old pimples. I got my first pimple when I was about 7 years old, and began to consitenty break out starting around age 11 or 12. I have been seeing dermatologists for 5 years and throughout those 5 years I have been prescribed many antibiotics, topical treatments, and washes. I took a six month course of




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