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Condition: Acne
11/29/2014 11:43:13 PM

Reviewer: Fabulicious, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was prescribed this for mild acne on my forehead. I started to break out over the summer....I have never had a problem like this ever. So I decided to go to the dermatologist in September and was prescribed this. I was scared to take it after reading the reviews. I waited a week and just decided to do it.....there was a reason this was being prescribed for me. After a few day my blemishes were ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
8/13/2014 10:31:46 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I end up with drooping of one side of my face

Condition: Acne
5/2/2014 10:32:47 PM

Reviewer: Rose, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this cream for 8 months. I suffered from acne but now they are completely gone. It is a strong drying cream so use it twice per week if u are just starting with this cream. I see a dermatologist every 2 to 3 weeks and I'm so happy with this cream. I'm already 40 yrs old so not only does it help with acne it helps with fine lines as well. Per my dermatologist my daughter also ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
2/10/2014 2:12:08 PM

Reviewer: CDL912, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have suffered from acne since I was about 15. Always cystic with some more shallow occasionally. I have tried every wash, mask, antibiotic, and even accutane when I was 17(made me lose a significant amount of my hair and cleared my skin for about a year). For the past year and a half, I have been using tretinoin and cycling through Septra occasionally. This has worked for my skin. I no longer ha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
12/3/2013 10:02:25 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had acne since I was about 14. This medication (retin-A) is the only thing I have ever used that works at all. Without it I would have cystic, pustules all over my face. However I am still hoping for a permanent cure, this is the next best thing. I love the sun, exercising, alcohol, spicy foods and hot baths, so avoiding those things are not an option. lol. Anyone using this product, I have ... Show Full Comment

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