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Old 03-02-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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Anyone Ever Had Luck With Retin-A?

I have just been put on Retin-A Gel 0.01% for my acne, which is the type that leaves holes in your face

I've read a lot about Retin A on this board and it seems like no one has had any luck

I've been put on mine for 5 weeks, it's only been 2 days and my face looks a bit smoother, but also greasier, but i'm not expecting miracles in 2 days

 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone Ever Had Luck With Retin-A?

I used retin-a gel and the micro for 2 years and for a while it worked, despite the intensely dry, flaky, irritated skin. But I must warn you, after 2 years my face started to get ********** up from it. It gave me what my dermatologist refered to as "chemical rosacae" where my face has developed a permanent redness as if I had rosacae, which I dont. See a dermatologist, I am on Cleocin-T Lotion and Plexion cleanser and have good results without irritation or dryness

 
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone Ever Had Luck With Retin-A?

I was also on Retin-A gel and it cleared up my face but made it very red, so I stopped using it. I am on Ortho-Tricyclen and that has been amazing!!!

 
Old 03-03-2004, 07:34 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone Ever Had Luck With Retin-A?

i've used it about a year. the results are good but i'm not clear by no means i also use it morning and at night. the dryness and redness is really bad. i need accutane.

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Old 03-03-2004, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone Ever Had Luck With Retin-A?

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Originally Posted by Legend#14
I have just been put on Retin-A Gel 0.01% for my acne, which is the type that leaves holes in your face

I've read a lot about Retin A on this board and it seems like no one has had any luck

I've been put on mine for 5 weeks, it's only been 2 days and my face looks a bit smoother, but also greasier, but i'm not expecting miracles in 2 days
I used Retin a .04% it worked pretty good except it made my skin oilier red sensitive to just about every element of the weather so yeah that's why I had to stop using it. I spend a lot of time outside and I hate using selftanners or sunscreens, so I stopped the retin a.

 
Old 03-04-2004, 08:39 AM   #6
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Re: Anyone Ever Had Luck With Retin-A?

i don't know what percentage I used, but I never liked it....it was wayyyy too harsh and burned my face...made it red and flaky. I gave it two tries, but both times I gave up after a few days, because my face just couldn't take it.

 
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