It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acne Message Board

Retin-a questions

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: hampton, va, usa
Posts: 53
sickofbumps HB User
Post Retin-a questions

I have my first derm appt. ever on the 17th and I am very nervous. I am going to do whatever they say, see how it works out. In talking with appointment taker/nurse she mentioned that I should keep my hair out of my face and treat my oily scalp w/T/Gel because this can contribute to breakouts, stop using topical acne medications other than cleansers and toners so I won't risk getting extremely irritated if a topical prescription like Retin-a is prescribed, and to bring all my hair and skin products with me. My sister who also suffers from acne used Retin-a in the past but stopped because she had dry skin and acne whereas I have oily skin and acne. What can anyone tell me about Retin-a since I think this is direction the derm will go. I believe this is based on my primary physicians info on my skin in the referral. My skin was doing very well but my reg. doctor's appointment was today and of course I am still recovering from my monthly breakout which got really bad 3 swollen numbers which left ugly marks and several whiteheads and two blackheads that I am afraid to touch. Might not sound to bad but added to other not really noticeable bumps and blackheads I have had for awhile I think the doctor felt my pain. She was going to prescribe Retin-a right then but I came for the derm referral and things looked so bad today. Tell me about your experiences with Retin-a and Azalex (is that spelled right?). Doctor mentioned that too for my hyperpigmentation but thinks retin-a might be enough. By the way I'm african-american.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
allergy to retin a? Help! queengodiva Acne 2 12-28-2005 04:30 PM
Retin-A micro oddity revived Acne 2 08-04-2005 09:45 AM
Just got put on RETIN-a ClearlyUnclear Acne 7 11-27-2004 12:05 PM
Retin A Micro update DirtDiva Acne 11 10-16-2004 12:38 PM
Does Retin-A lighten the skin or fade discolouration? Neca Acne 7 10-10-2004 03:20 PM
retin a vs. retin a micro stardusted Acne 4 09-26-2004 10:55 PM
differin vs. retin-a micro jennymc41 Acne 17 08-07-2004 09:32 PM
Retin-A versus Retin-A MICRO -- please help! cgb0216 Acne 0 01-10-2004 07:45 AM
camellia oil and retin-A. herzel Beauty & Cosmetics 2 12-22-2003 06:41 AM
Retin-A Micro vs. Retin-A az03 Acne 0 09-09-2003 07:32 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:33 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!