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Maggie G

Does EVERYONE have an Initial Breakout?

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...my skin hasn't improved, or gotten any worse. I just don't think I've had an IB. I'm moving into week 3 on differin, brevoxyl 4% (BP cleanser), and doxy. I've been breaking out mildly as normal. however, I'm only using differin twice a week as instructed by my derm....?

should I increase my differin use? do some people not experience an IB? or is one waiting for me? thanks!

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...my skin hasn't improved, or gotten any worse. I just don't think I've had an IB. I'm moving into week 3 on differin, brevoxyl 4% (BP cleanser), and doxy. I've been breaking out mildly as normal. however, I'm only using differin twice a week as instructed by my derm....?

should I increase my differin use? do some people not experience an IB? or is one waiting for me? thanks!

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'tis always best to follow your derm's advice.

When I started on Differin I think I was too careful and looking back I wished i'd ramped it up faster.

I'm now on Tazorac 0.1 which is way better anyway, no IB and up to using a very large pea sized amount everyday

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I'm very scared to jinx it, but I haven't had an IB. I don't think I've ever broken out with Retin-A.

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hmm I have done 1 week of retin-a..there were a few small breakouts and 1 HUGE puss filled one on my forehead..almost like a volcano no kidding lol..but i don't think they were an IB..i think they were gona come out anyways whether I started on retin a or not..i've been very cautious...pea sized amount every second day with 0.01% retin a gel..think i'm gona maintain this for 1 more week before I up it to daily..no irritations or redness..some peeling on my chin but very minor..but then again..it's only my 1st week..hopefully this will work

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I have also just completed my first week on retin-a, .1% gel and my skin is DRY......I can't say that I'm broke out, in fact I think that each day my skin overall is looking better and better. I have had a couple of white heads appear. I apply it every evening. I was thinking tonight that maybe I should try every other night because of the dryness but then again I should probably just follow the docs orders and see what happens. I mentioned to my my doc that I had read on the internet that one should expect their skin to get worse before it gets better and he told me that its not true, so.......we'll see.

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Well same here, i've been reading all the posts about skin condition getting worse b4 getting better, i was prepared for that when i started but my skin seemsto be 'calmer' so to speak...still breakout as i normally do but less so..red marks are still there i think it's gonna take a few months for them to heal but yea..i think and maybe i am wrong..that people who claimed to have IB might have had those awful zits anyways but because they are on retin a they think it's a result of that? I duno maybe i'm speaking too soon..fingers crossed hehe

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