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Old 09-02-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
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lexus3902 HB User
Question Retin-A micro

I just started using retin-a micro last night. How often do you apply it, once a day at night? Have you guys had good experience with it or bad? I mostly have hormonal acne on my chin and a tiny bit on my forehead but otherwise very clear. Anyone else have acne like this?

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Old 09-02-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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elizabeth3388 HB User

hey lexus-

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!


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Old 09-02-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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I'm surprised your dermatologist didn't explain how many times you should use the cream, but in most cases (including mine) it's once a day before bedtime, dab pea-sized ammount on both cheeks, chin, forehead and a small ammount on nose then spread it. Avoid sensitive parts like near the mouth and eyes.

I hope it works for me

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