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Old 06-30-2003, 11:49 AM   #1
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Post Using Retin a Micro for 1 year

Has anybody else been on retin a micro for a year and still have acne problems?

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Old 06-30-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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Yes. I've been on retin a micro a year as of june 5th, and still breaking out. I think its the increased oil production it's causing.

Old 06-30-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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I was on it for over a year once and my face looked horrendous the entire time. It kept getting oilier, shinier, blotchy, and more full of cysts and blackheads by the day and stung terribly when I was hot and sweating in the summer. It was the number one worst thing I ever did to my face. I can't believe I stuck with it so long, hoping desperately, despite not seeing any improvements. Never again will I stick with anything that doesn't work for so long because it severely altered my self-esteem. It took me years to rebuild my self-confidence from walking around looking like a zombie like that. Even once it started to get much better, I still felt like that same ashamed person. Sometimes the acne in your mind is harder to overcome than the acne on your face.

Old 07-01-2003, 07:17 PM   #4
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I used it for exactly a year, and I stopped today. I got on accutane today and my Dr. told me to stop all other medications. Retin-a micro kept me relatively clear the entire time I was on it, but it also made my face red and it peeled often. When I went to get accutane today, at first my doctor refused to put me on accutane because my face was so clear, but then I showed him my back and he put me on it. Retin-a works, although it's a little harsh.

Old 07-01-2003, 09:27 PM   #5
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you should use proactiv that worked for me . .. but the only problem is when u stop u start breaking out again

Old 07-02-2003, 01:17 AM   #6
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what's the percentage of retin a you guys are/were on??

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