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tretinoin and minocycline?, Just wondering...!

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Hey there folks... I'm 21 and I finally felt like my acne was starting to clear up (after about 5 years...). Well, I still had quite a bit on my back and chest and thought I'd go visit my derm again, because I figured I had nothing to lose. Well, my face was pretty good by just using BP daily. However, I was prescribed tretinoin and mincocycline and advised to replace the BP with it. Now, it's only been two weeks, but my face is the worst it has looked in a year. I am just wondering if anyone has tried this combination of treatment, and how it has worked (more importantly, how long it took!). Any help would be wonderful. Good luck to all those out there, I feel for ya. Anyone who can't see past it is ignorant. Thanks.

By the way, the picture is pre-treatment...about a month ago...I'll put up a recent one tomorrow, hopefully.

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I used Oxy maximum(10% benzyol peroxide) for years with so-so results before seeing a derm.

Derm started me on Solodyn(minocycline) and Ziana(tretinoin and clidamycin) on my face once a day. After 2 months had a pretty significant reduction in cystic acne on my back from the minocycline. I cut the Oxy back from 2-3 times daily to just once daily and had some minor improvements with my facial acne due to the meds.

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