retin-A (been on for 4 months) doxycline (4 weeks), have questions
I guess i have moderate so and so acne and was given REtin-A and Doxycyline but declined on taking doxycyline and only took Retin-A for 3 months before i took doxycyline along with it when ididn't see much imporvement with retin-a alone. Since I didn't see much improvement when i went back to the dermatologist (3 months on retin-a, back when I didn't wnat to take doxycyline with Retin-a) and my dermatologist told me to take doxycyline like she precscribed to go along with my retin-A to make it effective. So now i've been on REtin-A for about 4 months and doxycyline for about 4 weeks. I guess it might be workign a bit but does this make any sense? I mean my dermatologist telling me the reason retin-a wasn't really erffective was because i was hesitant to take the antibiotics along with the Retin-A? I can't really tell if there is too much imporvement yet since i my face ended up peeling somewhat and left me with red blemishes due to the REtin-a. Guess i'll have to wiat for those red marks to heal before i can really make a sound judgement and give it two more months then i'd be on 3 months with doxycyline and 6 months with retin-a. Your thoughts? My dermatologist bascially said that since i didn't take the doxycyline with Retina A, i'm basically just on 4 weeks of treatment, all the prior use of retin-a was basically voided (ya, but it left my face all red and scars). I mean i guess it seesm to be working sicne its not as red as before, and my dermatologist claims ti seesm to be working a bit ( when i went back after my 4 weeks on doxycyline and 4 months on retin-a). But now i notice a few litlte pimples here and there, is this due to hte 4 weeks of intial breakout maybe with the use of doxyccyline?
Last edited by orange; 01-23-2004 at 08:06 PM.