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Thanks to everyone that commented, I followed everyone’s advice and this is what my hand looks like now
I know it’s not perfect but it’s a lot better than it was when the incident happened 4929475E-F071-40B5-B282-F2849BD8474C_1589650017316.jpg
 

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I always tell people stay away from Retin A. I hate that product! It truly destroys peoples skin.
 

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I always tell people stay away from Retin A. I hate that product! It truly destroys peoples skin.
Its actually a God send when used correctly. It will only destroy when not used properly.... @slayanna tell me about this new avi, I didn't recognize you had to do a double take :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks to everyone that commented, I followed everyone’s advice and this is what my hand looks like now
I know it’s not perfect but it’s a lot better than it was when the incident happened View attachment 66101
So happy you are seeing progress, keep doing what your doing and be sure your avoid any sunlight :heart:
 

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Its actually a God send when used correctly. It will only destroy when not used properly.... @slayanna tell me about this new avi, I didn't recognize you had to do a double take :thumbsup:
It's true when used properly it can work but the thing is you have to continue using it to maintain. And it's true only bad when it's used incorrectly. I had some terrible Retin A damage on my face about a year ago and I took a whole year off doing skin building. :( I lost my avi. When I came back to SCT it was gone. Missed you @gymrat
 

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It's true when used properly it can work but the thing is you have to continue using it to maintain. And it's true only bad when it's used incorrectly. I had some terrible Retin A damage on my face about a year ago and I took a whole year off doing skin building. :( I lost my avi. When I came back to SCT it was gone. Missed you @gymrat
@slayanna @gymrat ok I've been using Retin a at night for a very long time. I haven't noticed any flaking or the bad side effects ever. Is my face even normal or Retin a just doesn't work for some people? Or maybe I'll see the benefits only when I'm older
 

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@slayanna @gymrat ok I've been using Retin a at night for a very long time. I haven't noticed any flaking or the bad side effects ever. Is my face even normal or Retin a just doesn't work for some people? Or maybe I'll see the benefits only when I'm older
@Goldencream Have you ever stopped using Retin A for any period of time? I used Retin A on and off for about 5 years. One year ago I completely stopped for good after I took a higher concentration Retin A that burned my forehead and between my eyebrows and left me with fine lines, hyper pigmentation and pores that I never had before. I completely broke down crying. My forehead completely recovered but in between my eyebrows I have huge pores that I never had before. I took Glutathione and Vitamin C for 3 months. Then I started skin building with micro needling. I did micro needling myself applying Vitamin C and hyaluranic acid and then saved up to go to a clinic to do micro needling with PRP therapy to rebuild collagen. I also got botox so my skin could heal as much as possible during my skin building process (sounds crazy but I did what I had to do). It was an intense year. In the entire year I was recovering I only used moisturizers - Vitamin E and oils like coconut etc. Other people that see me tell me they don't notice anything but I guess I notice my pores in between my eyebrows more than they do. But anyway thank God I improved. I'm not perfect but I am much better than I was a year ago. I decided for MY SKIN less is more. Retin A was making my skin more sensitive and thinner. There are other ways to build collagen without thinning skin. Everyone has a choice about whether or not to use Retin A and for me it's a no. In my family people usually have smooth skin even into their 60's and all they use is moisturizer - I don't want to thin out my skin from that natural protection that runs in my family because usually brown skin people have thicker skin naturally and Retin A will make your skin thinner and more sensitive. Anyway I'm continuing to skin build for my face and plan to do more micro needling sessions when coronavirus is over.
 

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@Goldencream Have you ever stopped using Retin A for any period of time? I used Retin A on and off for about 5 years. One year ago I completely stopped for good after I took a higher concentration Retin A that burned my forehead and between my eyebrows and left me with fine lines, hyper pigmentation and pores that I never had before. I completely broke down crying. My forehead completely recovered but in between my eyebrows I have huge pores that I never had before. I took Glutathione and Vitamin C for 3 months. Then I started skin building with micro needling. I did micro needling myself applying Vitamin C and hyaluranic acid and then saved up to go to a clinic to do micro needling with PRP therapy to rebuild collagen. I also got botox so my skin could heal as much as possible during my skin building process (sounds crazy but I did what I had to do). It was an intense year. In the entire year I was recovering I only used moisturizers - Vitamin E and oils like coconut etc. Other people that see me tell me they don't notice anything but I guess I notice my pores in between my eyebrows more than they do. But anyway thank God I improved. I'm not perfect but I am much better than I was a year ago. I decided for MY SKIN less is more. Retin A was making my skin more sensitive and thinner. There are other ways to build collagen without thinning skin. Everyone has a choice about whether or not to use Retin A and for me it's a no. In my family people usually have smooth skin even into their 60's and all they use is moisturizer - I don't want to thin out my skin from that natural protection that runs in my family because usually brown skin people have thicker skin naturally and Retin A will make your skin thinner and more sensitive. Anyway I'm continuing to skin build for my face and plan to do more micro needling sessions when coronavirus is over.
I usually stop using it and come back to it with no issues at all. My skin has never really reacted to Retin a in a bad way. Maybe because I have really smooth facial skin with no issues .
 

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It's true when used properly it can work but the thing is you have to continue using it to maintain. And it's true only bad when it's used incorrectly. I had some terrible Retin A damage on my face about a year ago and I took a whole year off doing skin building. :( I lost my avi. When I came back to SCT it was gone. Missed you @gymrat
Thats wierd your avi was gone, its funny how you get to know members by their avi then they switch and it takes me a minute to catch on :eek: I missed you too, seems like you've been MIA forever!! I hope you are doing well :heart:
 

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I usually stop using it and come back to it with no issues at all. My skin has never really reacted to Retin a in a bad way. Maybe because I have really smooth facial skin with no issues .
What % are you using? @Goldencream? I typically don't have any issues with RA either and I've been using it for years......I use .04% Micro version if I bumped up to .1% I will get some serious flaking going on, not all the time, but every now and again.

Do you use peels at all??
 

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What % are you using? @Goldencream? I typically don't have any issues with RA either and I've been using it for years......I use .04% Micro version if I bumped up to .1% I will get some serious flaking going on, not all the time, but every now and again.

Do you use peels at all??
@gymrat I've been using .1% for long. Maybe I'll see the benefits when I get older
 
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