I used Tazorac for close to a year and it worked very well in the beginning by forcing all the undersurface things up. But over the summer it has stopped working for me. I keep getting new comedones and they don't go away quickly. The worst part is that they leave red marks all over my face. Not sure if I should continue Tazorac anymore, and does this mean I need Accutane/generic version of Accutane?
Comedonal Acne, Tazorac No Longer Effective?
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Comedonal Acne and Tazorac
Thank you for your question. Comedonal acne such as white heads or black heads is best treated with a Vitamin A cream such as Tazorac. You likely require increased strength and be sure to use this daily on the full face. Additionally, you should be on a benzoyl peroxide wash. I would start with this method first. Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist with expertise in acne for the most effective and safe treatment options. I hope this helps.
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