Why Did Tretinoin and Differin Age my Skin,though They're Supposed to Help with Aging?
Byon 28 May 2013
I started using tretinoin "0.05" 3 year ago for acne.the first 2 or 3 months my skin looked great.but then a small frown line and enlarged pores appeared on my forhead.i kept using it for another 3 months,but at the end of the 6th month i had grown laugh lines,wrinkly and saggy forhead and large pores.i quit it,but after 4 months i was put on differin for 2 months for acne.it helped with acne,but no helping with wrinkly and saggy forhead and laugh lines.those lines have been there for 3 years now and they won't go away.
I've visited a lot of doctors, but they keep repeating the same thing, that tretinoin would never cause such a condition, on the contrary, it's an anti-aging product, but I don't believe so.My skin used to be so tight and wrinkle-free and I had no problem other than acne, but now my skin has become so sensitive and it gets easily irritated in front of the sun and the wrinkles haven't improved a bit, they have even got worse. I feel so desperate now. I don't know what I should do. I would do anything to get my skin back.I wish I know what I knew now,then I would never use it. I wish there was a way to reverse the damage it has caused to my skin,i'm 26 now, but I feel much older thanks to tretinoin. Has anyone out there had such an experience? I'd be so grateful if anyone could help me with this.