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    Old 02-09-2001, 12:49 AM   #1
    Keeks
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    retin-a results?

    Hey! I've recently started using retin-a at nite about 3 weeks ago or so (and using erythromycin and benzyl peroxide in the morning... whic has worked for me before), so so far nothing has really changed except that my face went from being super-oily to super-dry. I was wondering if anyone had good (or bad results) with retin-a... and if they were good, how long did it take? Thanks in advance!!

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    Old 02-09-2001, 01:42 AM   #2
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    Re: retin-a results?

    i hated retin-a...it may have worked good for a little while but after a while it made my face super red. i'm surprised your doctor has you using benzoyl and retin-a. doesn't your face get red? one thing i have noticed w/ retin-a is that my acne never scared. i stopped using retin-a a month ago and my face is still red. i hope you have retin-a micro and not regular retin-a.

     
    Old 02-09-2001, 08:26 AM   #3
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    Re: retin-a results?

    if i was you i wouldent use any thing but the retin a, because its well harsh on your skin allready and putting BP on as well, may just inflame it and cause even more breakouts, just use a tiny ammount of retin a if i was you thats what i did and mine cleared up, admitidly it came straight back about a month later but hey........

     
    Old 02-09-2001, 11:29 AM   #4
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    Re: retin-a results?

    Incoherant... do you think I should just put the retin-a (yes, I'm on the regular and not the micro) on the breakouts and not all over my face? Yes, my doctor actually did give me BP AND retin-a... erythromycin and BP in the morning and the retin-a in the evening... I am too surprised that my face is not really all that red, just really dry! All I know is that the zits that I do have have not gone down at all in the 3 weeks or so that I've been on (usually, my big ones last about 1-2 weeks)... I guess we'll have to wait and see!

     
    Old 02-09-2001, 02:20 PM   #5
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    Re: retin-a results?

    Retin-A was terrible for me. It made me a red peely mess and it totally accentuated the red spots I had. It never worked after three months so I just gave up. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> Sorry I brought bad tidings.

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    Old 02-09-2001, 09:43 PM   #6
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    Keeks, i'd be careful with all of that other stuff your using, especially benzoyl peroxide, my face would be super dry if i did that, beware...use those moisturizers and spfs!

     
    Old 02-09-2001, 09:58 PM   #7
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    Re: retin-a results?

    Thank you everyone for your replies! I do not like using 3 topicals (and I'm also on ortho tri-cyclen for acne)... this is just too much! I decided that I'm going to drop out the retin-a for a little bit and just see how the erythromycin and BP work for the time being (they have worked for me before). It sounds like more people have had success with the BP then with retin-a. I'll keep everyone posted!

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