I, too started Retin A Micro. I actually started about a week ago. I get acne around my hairline, and a few here and there. Didnt your doc/derm tell you how much to put on?!? It is different for every case of acne. Mine was pretty mild so it is only 1, at night. The 1st week is going good, the peeling has reduced. I am not 100% sure if I have had the initial breakout. Hope this helps!