User Reviews for Atralin
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|Photoaging of the Skin||3 reviews||10 medications|
|Acne||35 reviews||504 medications|
|Summary of Atralin reviews||8.5||38 reviews|
Reviews for Atralin
For Acne "I have struggled with Acne since puberty. I started using Atralin in my 40's. This has been the only product to ever get my acne under control. So nice to be free from worry. Go to the beach, work out, wear no make up sometimes! I wish this was around when I was younger and perhaps would of avoided so much scaring. For me my scars are really all over except my face so I did luck out with that. Also it makes skin smoother and skin look younger. Cost has gone now which is a plus ,used to be very expensive when it first came out. If I stop it acne always comes back. So I have to use it every night. I combine it with another acne lotion from my dermatologist. I have light sensitive skin and it does not irritate it like other products."
Laney1 September 10, 2017
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "Absolutely amazing product!!!!!! My face looked like a 14 year old boy's does when he is going through puberty. I began putting Atralin on nightly along with taking an PRObiotic (instead of taking an ANTIbiotic which is soooo bad for your gut) and my face did appear to be worse during the first week and a half but then all of a sudden it began clearing up sooo quickly!!!! I've been using it a little less than a month and still get a few pimples but it is so much better. Can't wait to see how it works within the next 3 months! I already see fine lines and acne scars improving!!!! AMAZING!"
Royallyjulie September 1, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I had clear skin up until about age 18 when I went on birth control and my skin got pretty out of control. I'm 20 now and finally went to the doctor. They gave me Atralin and 14 days of 100mg doxycycline once daily. I've been using Atralin for about 2-3 weeks now, I started seeing results immediately. My skin did get a little dry and flaky, but finding a good moisturizer really helped that. I quit using Atralin for about a week after getting really sick and I did break out with some whiteheads once I started applying it again. Those went away pretty quickly though. This stuff is AMAZING. I look forward to using it every night and I don't get upset when I look in the mirror anymore! Definitely recommend this! I love it!!"
Halz123 (taken for less than 1 month) May 5, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I am 27 and have always suffered from acne. I tried everything and was always disappointed as my breakouts continued. After a short stint with Spironolactone, my dermatologist said she wanted me on a topical and introduced me to Atralin. It took my skin a few weeks to get used to and probably 2 months for my breakouts to completely clear up. I haven't had a pimple in months. I finally feel comfortable enough to wear my hair up in public and can even go with no makeup. Great skin can really change your life!"
NewYork10036 February 13, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "STICK IT OUT. How long? 3-4 months is the magic number! It takes 3-4 months to see ANY improvement. Up until then, expect more acne, dryness, peeling. However, the results are worth it. Good luck!"
Anonymous January 21, 2016
25 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "Amazing! It was very difficult at first -- had a lot of peeling, dryness, and breakouts but I stuck it out. After about 4-5 months I starting seeing a major improvement and now my skin is very smooth. Not only does it take care of acne but it smooths out fine lines. Great product, highly recommend. Try to stay patient through the first couple of months."
Masha7 November 10, 2014
99 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I have never written a review about a product until now! I'm a 34 year old female & started getting chin acne in my late twenties- nothing helped, I tried everything from Proactiv to Tretonion to antibiotics! About 4 months ago my dermatologist put me on Atralin & oh my what a difference in 4 months! I even go without makeup now! I never get a pimple now it's wonderful & it makes my skin look Dewey & hydrated not dried out & flakey as with the Tretonion I tried. Highly recommend Atralin!"
Dreamgirl79 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 15, 2014
52 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "Atralin is an amazing ointment for acne prone, sensitive skin. I got a prescription for the topical gel because I was having mild to moderate breakouts and had acne scarring that had occurred before I went on Accutane. My skin is very sensitive, so I needed a mild gel. Every night I put a pea sized amount into my palm, mixed it with a small amount of my facial night cream, dabbed bits of the mixture all over my face and neck and then applied my night cream as usual. At first I was discouraged because I was very consistent with my regime and did not see results for many weeks. Then, after about three months of daily use, my acne and acne scarring began to clear up dramatically. I have not had a blemish in months!"
LChez October 21, 2013
67 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I had pretty mild acne in high school but nothing more than a few pimples that I could treat with over the counter medication. I went on birth control and my skin got out of control. I went to college with the absolute worst acne I have ever seen. My face was literally covered and I picked at it all the time. It was a mess. I was prescribed Atralin at night and Acanya in the morning. My skin started clearing up in about a month and within two months it was about 50% better. After about 3-4 months on the product my skin made a complete turn around and my marks are faded. Thank God for this skin care regime. I can finally go outside without make up and I am so much more confident. "
Sammieee July 10, 2013
76 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "My 15 yr old son had moderate acne, mainly forehead, neck, and around his mouth. The dermatologist prescribed Atralin, as well as minocycline. These are working, but it really took awhile to see the results, about 3 1/2 months! It's not totally cleared, but looks much less inflamed, and he doesn't have as many breakouts. He also is a major athlete, so perspiration plays a big part too I'm sure! So my advice is be very patient, and give the medicine a good amount of time, it also does get a little worse before it gets better!"
Caring mom (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 25, 2013
31 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "Honestly, it seemed to make my face appear shiny/greasy and though it cleared up my moderate acne slightly, it did not make the redness/possible scarring areas go away on my cheeks as well the excessive pimples on my forehead. Talking to my doctor soon about a possible better acne solution. Didn't work for me, but hope it worked for everyone else!"
John675 July 31, 2012
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I experienced a really bad stress breakout on my face, chest and back. I was on an antibiotic for a bit and it did nothing. I finally saw a dermatologist and she prescribed me Atralin. After about two weeks of consistent use, I started seeing results. I now have been using it for about 6 months and am so happy with the results. It cleared up the acne on my back permanently, and I went from having big cysts on my face to now only a few blackheads once in awhile, and I don't use it everyday anymore. My chest was the worst, and it cleared up cysts that I had struggled with for MONTHS, and even helped to lighten the red marks they left behind, although they are still somewhat visible. Overall I really liked this product."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 20, 2012
41 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I'm a 33 yr old female who has experienced mild acne for most of my life. I have tried everything from over the counter products to antibiotics for 3 months. It was just recently that I started using Atralin (3 weeks now) & I don't need to worry about wearing makeup anymore (dream come true). This medication is definitely worth a try paired with other treatments. I currently get a chemical peel once a month, plexion cloths to wash 2x a day and Atralin at night. If my skin continues this way I will be a happier person as I don't even worry about hiding my face anymore. "
katcast (taken for less than 1 month) June 11, 2012
25 users found this comment helpful.
For Photoaging of the Skin "I began using this as an anti-aging method along with Obagi Hydroquinone for dark spots. At first I used it every night but almost immediately my skin dried up. It was embarrassing and felt uncomfortable. I went down to using it every two nights (so Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday for example) and within two days my skin returned almost to normal. There is still a tiny bit of flaking, a healthy amount. And I have to say the skin that's left looks amazing-so smooth. Other than the dark shadows under my eyes, for the first time in a long time I feel I could go with little to no makeup. This product works fast."
Anonymous May 13, 2012
143 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "If you're suffering with acne, please go see a dermatologist! I wish I started going to a dermatologist when I first started getting horrible breakouts (the age of 9). I'm currently 20. I took my first trip to the dermatologist about two or three weeks ago. I was prescribed Sumaxin wash, Acanya morning cream, Atralin night cream, and an oral medication but I forgot the name. My forehead is amazingly soft AND clear, and the deep scarring is going away in my cheeks, as well as the acne. I recommend these products to anyone and everyone suffering with acne. Great for people with sensitive skin. "
Anonymous September 27, 2011
37 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I had very good skin up until I hit 20 years old and I started having breakouts, not anything major. But I would get a few on my forehead and chin and I hated them! I had tried everything so finally I went to my dermatologist and she recommended Atralin gel and Aczone for pimples that rise. I can not say more about how much I LOVE Atralin gel! It is absolutely amazing. The first week, I broke out badly due to it bringing everything to the surface but I have been using it for the past month and my face is spotless and so clear! I love this gel and will never use anything else. The only cons is a little mild peeling but just reduce your usage and you will be fun. TWO THUMBS UP!"
Anonymous August 27, 2011
40 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I have had acne since I was 9, I am now 19. I've literally tried every acne treatment out there. I had severe breakouts around the nose and T area. I used to be on Duac, an antibiotic and Differin then I just dropped down to Duac because I didn't like the other two. The Duac worked better then any other treatment that I tried so I thought that was the best it was going to get. But I switched dermatologist just because my doctor was booked. The new one put me on Atralin at night and Duac in the morning. My skin started clearing up immediately. I've been using it for 3 months now and the only time my skin broke out is when I skipped 2 weeks on using it. It is pricey but ask your doctor about the discount card."
Anonymous August 17, 2011
14 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I'm 19 and had sudden breakout. I went to the dermatologist and got prescribed to this. I follow the instructions every night. Some will go away and some will come back. It's very difficult. I don't know what's going to pop up the next day. I talked to my dermatologist the other day and told him what I was going through and he said I might need something stronger. "
Anonymous August 11, 2011
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I have been using Atralin for a month now. Though most users had seen significant improvement within 12 months, I've seen my face improved within the first week. I've always had mild-moderate acne since I was 12 for the past 20 years and had never thought of going to the dermatologist until a month ago when my esthetician tried to introduce Retin-A/Treninoid to me during a facial. My face did not have the initial breakout like most people and only a little peeling that lasted for a week, but of course, that was resolved with exfoliating my face. Though I still have some acne, my dermatologist saw me today and said that they will go away with time and not leave a scar. Since the first week, I had noticed the smoothness on my skin."
forg3tm3not770 June 27, 2011
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I am 21 and I had bumps on my chin everyday since I was 16. I had tried EVERYTHING, including a Clarisonic, expensive face washes, creams, etc. Thankfully, my dermatologist prescribed my Atralin and my skin is practically perfect. I had an initial break-out for about a week and a half, then suddenly my skin was perfect. No bumps and so smooth! It does make my face rather shiny, which I am not used to since I have dry skin. I am so happy with this product! It is so nice to wake up every morning with great skin. This is worth the price tag. I wash my face nightly with Bobbi Brown "extra balm rinse", use this gel, then apply a heavy moisturizer. Get Atralin! It will change your life!"
Anonymous June 24, 2011
14 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "Atralin really help CLEAR up my skin but my skin is still not porcelain smooth. I still have tiny tiny bumps but way better than it was before. I also used Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Scrub and I love how the two work. You just have to give it time and right now, I think I'm almost over the 'it gets worse before it gets better' phase."
Anonymous June 13, 2011
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "Atralin has been fine and has cleared up my acne and made my skin clearer and smoother. I am 38. But one thing I noticed, since using the product is that if I do get an occasional breakout, it is hard to heal, scabs a lot and then leaves a small pockmark when healed."
Anonymous May 25, 2011
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "This gel is great BUT you have to give it time. I went on it and after four months my acne only cleared a little but then bam! After the next month everything was great and then it's just all good from there. No random pimples popping up, just time for my scars to fade. I love it. And if you're a patient person who wants something gentle and not scary for their face, Atralin is it."
Anonymous March 25, 2011
34 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I am 39 yrs old, experiencing hormonal acne along the jaw line and T zone. As others noted I used Acanya and Atralin together experiencing excellent results. I now just use Atralin (and have for a year). I love it. I think it helps fade my melasma too. I also take a vitamin called Herpanacine. I has helped tremendously with my body acne, which is nearly impossible to fight without a horrible pill. It is natural, no side affects and really really works. I wish I had known about it earlier in life, would have saved me some heartache...which is why I want to share."
Anonymous December 31, 2010
65 users found this comment helpful.
For Acne "I'm 20 years old and have mild to moderate breakouts that I've tried to fix with Epiduo and other topical creams. None of these creams seem to make a difference in my acne. I started using Atralin and Acanya about 2 weeks ago. At first my skin broke out horribly as I was told it would, the initial breakout period was pretty bad. I'm just about 2 weeks into using both of these products and my face is already clearing! My skin feels different and my blackheads and chin acne have started to disappear. My skin is a little sensitive and dry but the Cerave moisturizer and wash that my dermatologist recommended definitely help. I'm very happy with the results from this product so far."
Anonymous November 22, 2010
9 users found this comment helpful.
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