Re: Retin A and cystic acne
Retin A takes some time to work - just like with most meds, your skin usually gets worse before it gets better. Give it at least a month or two.
Also, if it's too harsh for your skin (like another poster said) try Retin A Micro if you haven't already. It's the strongest Retin A and it's the least irritating. Also a good way to apply the Retin A is to take a q-tip and apply TINY dots all over your face, and then blend in. Don't use too much or it'll just irritate your skin - it won't make it any better. And most people need to start by using it every 3 or 4 days, then gradually every other day, and if possible every day.