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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Differin topical.

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Condition: Acne
7/3/2014 11:33:21 PM

Reviewer: flowergirl03, 35-44 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 never had acne as a teen, however in my 20's, I was so embarrassed to have full-on break outs. This medicine works. It does take awhile, maybe up to 8 weeks to see any improvement, but it does happen. Now that I'm in my late 30's it's still a part of my daily routine. My only complaint is that our new insurance company does not cover it, so I have to pay out of pocket. At 200.00 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
5/29/2014 3:14:40 AM

Reviewer: Palms42, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I struggled with acne since around the age of 13. I was never concerned with it until my freshman year of college when I began experiencing horrible breakouts from stress. My acne became painful and it was the first time I felt embarrassed because of it. My dermatologist prescribed Differin. It's been five months and I couldn't tell you the last time I have had a breakout. The applied ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
3/26/2014 9:21:51 AM

Reviewer: DuckFace, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It's most effective treatment. It does get worse after some time of use (and that's how medicine works) but later it get's only better

Condition: Acne
3/26/2014 12:50:04 AM

Reviewer: Okiemom, 7-12 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 12 year old son has horrible acne from face down his back, our dermatologist recommended doxy and differin even after my protest in using retinol so strong on a child she assured me it would be fine , now 21 days in his acne is way worse and his skin in now breaking and bleeding in places , dispite twice daily moisturizer from the start, I watch him apply it so I'm positive it's not app ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
2/8/2014 10:11:48 PM

Reviewer: toomanykids, 35-44 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: 5

Comment:
I have had acne since I was a teen and I'm in my 40's now. I've been on Differin for 6 months now. I've tried countless other medicatons that didn't work. At first this was too drying for my skin. It hurt to touch my skin the next day. I now only use it 2-3 times a week and I put on my moisturizer first, then the Differin. It works amazing. I think for those of you that are fin ... Show Full Comment

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