I've been on Tretinoin for 8 months with no results. Is my dermatologist giving me the wrong advice?
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Acne Control and Treatments
treatments work by preventing new acne. Treatment takes time. If your acne has
not improved after 6 to 8 weeks, you may need a change in your treatment. Each of the recommended treatments, including products have different mechanisms of action. Rather than considering the plan you are following is wrong, I would consider additional plans be implemented to control and correct your oily skin.
Excess oil, clogged pores and bacteria and inflammation are key factors in causing acne ( along with underlying hormones!). Getting a perfect skin balance with a proper products and a skin care regimen is key to control!Consider a follow up visit and inquire about skin care oil control with appropriate cleansers, toners and scrubs ( such as the ZO Skin Health Care line). Also, topical Tretinoic acid is KEY for all skin types for control of cell turnover and improvement of texture ! Lastly, a broad-spectrum sunscreen is imperative part of skin health for everyone over the age of 6 months!
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