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Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

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Old 03-15-2002, 02:03 AM   #1
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Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

I've been on Retin A for almost 3 months, and theres hardly an improvement!
im still getting a pimple or 2 a day, although they don't last too long, im still getting them.
I'm still gonna stick to it, i have faith in it... im sure it should work...

Plz answer some if possible:
1. How long till u saw improvement?
2. Do u reckon it SHOULD work cuz it lifts off skin layers so that should work for everyone on it?
3. Still getting pimples?
4. Face STILL oily?
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Old 03-15-2002, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

I havent used Retin A directly for my acne, but Ive used it for my red marks. It took about 1.5-2 months before i started seeing results. but the stuff was too powerful for my sensitive skin and ended up really burning it bad. but it did get those red marks off!!
what strength are you using?

Old 03-15-2002, 10:18 PM   #3
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Re: Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

my strength is 0.05%
i have a lot of red marks too!!
i hate those marks cuz even though i dont seem to have as many pimples as i did before, the marks make it look like i have realli bad acne!!
I guess my marks are fading a bit too... and now its REALLI dry and flaky... Everytime it starts to peel, does that mean, that a layer of marks fade?
thanks for the response!

Old 03-16-2002, 05:46 AM   #4
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Re: Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

Hi, I'm on retina cream aswell. I find it too strong to use on my face but i used it on my back and i have seen an improvement. I found that at first it does bring a lot of spots to the surface but then they start to heal quicker and also become less. Do u use the cream just in the areas u have acne or all over your face? When i use it on my face i find if i use too much it marks the skin and it peels really bad. Rosion xxx

Old 03-16-2002, 08:20 AM   #5
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Re: Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

It takes a loong time. Unless you are still breaking out severly from it, or much more than you normally were before... just stick with it.

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Old 03-17-2002, 01:14 PM   #6
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Re: Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

I've used it in the past with tetracycline, and I saw results, but then I stopped taking retin-a. Now I've been back on it for 8 weeks. It made my skin more horrible, but I'm going to stick it out for another 4 weeks or so.
When do we know it's not working and when should we stop, that is, what are the signs we should stop?

thanks everyone for discussing this.

Old 03-17-2002, 03:06 PM   #7
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Re: Retin A/Tretinon -How long till improvment/results?

i've been seeing on this board that retin A can help with red marks...i just remember i used it for my mild acne and it made my skin reali bad(burning,red,flaky,etc)..ani how on the red marks...if i use the least medicated %...whould that do the work?
whats the least % of retin A that is out their..maybe i will ask the derm!

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