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Are my med's damaging in the long run? Very worried (Tazoraz, minocyclin)

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I've had a recent aging-obsession thing after graduating from college. My acne is mild and under control from my medications but I'm worried I'm doing harm to my skin. I take minocyclin once a day (just went down from twice), a creamy foaming cleanser left over form accutane, and tazorac at night. I expressed my concerns to my derm but he dismissed them all saying they have no aging side effects, if anything the tazorac is helping with wrinkles. Recently i've noticed new dark ares and lines in the corners of my eyes, all my derm said was nothings wrong use a lotion if you want, but I'm starting to get really worried as they weren't there before and sting when I put sunscreen on. I was thinking about making an appointment at a spa/facial maybe they could help. Any help/comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Mino definitely. It fries your intestinal bacteria. There's no reason for you to take mino.

With Tazoraz, you might as well just get a better known and better studied topical retinoid like retin-a.

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