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Condition: Acne
10/28/2014 1:20:25 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Hi all, I'm a young woman in my early twenties with moderate acne. I'm allergic to benzoyl peroxide and doxycycline (as well as sensitive to salicylic acid!), so finding the right medication to keep my acne under control has been a challenge. I started using Retin-A (0.01%) every night in December of 2013. I was very frustrated because my acne became worse for about 2 months. However, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
11/9/2013 2:32:40 PM

Reviewer: elizabeth5, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started this medication three months ago because I was having terrible acne breakouts. When I first started using this medication my skin flaked a lot and when I put concealer on my face it looked terrible and flaky. But, if you stick with this product the flakiness will go away and your acne will be 100% better than before.

Condition: Acne
11/13/2011 7:39:52 AM

Reviewer: ASmith, 19-24 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had acne since puberty. It started to really become a problem at 19. Tried many things and nothing worked. The doctor told me to wash with a benzoyl peroxide 10% face wash and prescribed retin a cream (.05%). The first month or so was had, and my face was dry, itchy and peeled, BUT trust me it is worth it. Stick with it. You will be thankful. My skin now has an even tone and looks soft. R ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
12/16/2010 3:09:47 PM

Reviewer: Lizzy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've used this drug off and on as needed for over 15 years, and my skin is gorgeous. I don't have little wrinkles either. There are trade offs; I use a fat moisturizer because retinoids are drying. And when I need a course of it there is flushing, or a period of redness and worse acne. This is just chasing out the future zits forming and is worth waiting out- getting a bit worse before g ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
10/29/2010 9:28:25 AM

Reviewer: Brooke , 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
had to go to a higer dosage, and yet it made my skin red and dry but it was well worth it! it looks wonderfull now, my mother also uses it too its also cleard her skin up well too!

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