Has your Retin-A lost its magic? For almost four months my gentle.04% Retin A micro made my skin smooth, firm and rosy rather than pale. Recently I noticed these improvements slipping away. Dr Marmur gave me a stronger prescription and I am waiting for its arrival from Canada. But as I am waiting, I began wondering if others had noticed if their Retin-A had lost its mojo. I didn’t have to wait long for an answer.
This weekend I met two different women who had lost their faith in Retin-A. Turned out that they had been using the same mild formulation for three years. In fact looking at their skins, I was actually surprised to learn they were using Retin A. We compared notes and they are now psyched to see if a stronger concentration would bring back the results they saw when they first started. But the question then becomes, what IS the next step. Do you change from a cream to a naturally more powerful gel? Or do you go up in concentration? I can’t find any guidelines for stepping up Retin A over the long run.
What is your experience? Have you been using the same Retin A formulation for more than a year? What did you do?