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tazorac and pores

I'm considering going on tazorac (the gel because the cream version has mineral oil) :naughty:

I'm considering this because my pores are huge and I'm fed up with them.

If you've used Tazorac, I'd really appreciate your feedback:

1) does it help to minimize pores?

2)is it meant to be used for like years (or only for a short period of time)

3)does it damage the skin? I had bad experience on differin.

4)can you use a bha alongside it?

4)can I continue to use my omnilux led light therapy without damaging it. Is this the same as a sun light?

Please let me know if I should even bother.

thanks

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there was a study about this prodcut done ... cant remember where to find it but i read that pore size improved by 1 full grade ... i have no idea what this means but i guess its good. the study was odne over a 1 year period i think

try search it on google

edit : foudn the link for you

http://archderm.highwire.org/cgi/content/a...act/138/11/1486

also worth a look

http://futurederm.wordpress.com/2007/12/14...enlarged-pores/

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stay out of the sun. at first you will be red, but that goes away. only way you will know is if you use it a year.

everyone has different reactions to any therapy. i can say i saw no difference in my pores, but i was not looking for that in the first place. i saw little change in scarring but some.

needling or roller has been said to help with pores by at least one dr.

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I have used taz for 6 yrs. in addition to keeping your skin clear, it improves wrinkles- I was told ok to use around eyes and unlike others my age (mid 30s) I have zero fine lines anywhere. I had huge pores to begin with and taz makes them appear smaller.

Expect a few months before you see any improvement- it will happen gradually, so unless you have good high res before & after pics, you may not notice. I started realizing that I'd not been covering up my pores & skin with make-up anymore and people were giving compliments. It will make you red and irratated at first, you can do every other day and you must perservere- the red and flaky gets less problematic. You will always have some flaking about every 3rd day though.

IPL also helps with lg pores- mine were completely gone (I looked poreless!) during the yr I was having IPL done- they gradually came back over the next 2 yrs. But taz helps- if you have the patience to follow it through.

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Oh- and taz is a lifelong regimen... you will eventually love it and want to use it at night. It is prescribed for wrinkles for people w/out acne- so just make it part of your routine.

I have used an LED light w it- but not at first, your skin will be delicate for awhile.

It is not an easy thing to begin- I've read that people quit before they reap the benefits because of the peeling, the redness, and the itching. So if you have the patience... you'll see improvement.

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Wow! Thank you all so much :cool: It always amazes me how helpful people are on this board.

Can someone tell me how they have incorporated taz into their normal routine.

I want to still continue using a bha 2or 1%. I want to still use the benzoyl because this really has helped.

I just got an omnilux clear u system (led) to clear up pimples using blue and red light. I'm nervous about this because I don't want to harm my skin by overtreating. Also, I read that you can't use sun lamps with taz. I know this sounds stupid but are leds the same as sunlamps?

Any advice on how to incorporate taz?

Thanks again guys.

By the way, I've seen a good improvement in making my pores look smaller using the bha 2% acid once a week.

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im dont think you need to use bha while you are using a retinoid because it may be too irritaing for the skin. MAKE SURE you use a sunscreen as soon as you start using taz. use a physical sunblock

indingneous - how much would you say your pores have improved with the use of Taz alone ?

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I have used taz for 6 yrs. in addition to keeping your skin clear, it improves wrinkles- I was told ok to use around eyes and unlike others my age (mid 30s) I have zero fine lines anywhere. I had huge pores to begin with and taz makes them appear smaller.

Expect a few months before you see any improvement- it will happen gradually, so unless you have good high res before & after pics, you may not notice. I started realizing that I'd not been covering up my pores & skin with make-up anymore and people were giving compliments. It will make you red and irratated at first, you can do every other day and you must perservere- the red and flaky gets less problematic. You will always have some flaking about every 3rd day though.

IPL also helps with lg pores- mine were completely gone (I looked poreless!) during the yr I was having IPL done- they gradually came back over the next 2 yrs. But taz helps- if you have the patience to follow it through.

Question,

do you use the cream or gel?.. . I am starting the cream after not a lot of success with retin micro. I have moderate to severe hormonal acne on my chin and neck... I'm wondering if you use the cream bc it has mineral oil in it, which is a know comenogenic.

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