Differin is the newest medical remedy for the treatment and prophylaxis of acne in teenagers and adults. The active components of the drug act during different forms of acne, and therefore this remedy is used not only to reduce the adolescent acne but also treat acne microbial forms in adults.
The main active component of this drug is Adapalene. This component belongs to the medical group of retinoids, however it is regarded the new generation of this group. Due to the more active molecular formula this remedy better acts in the most nonstandard situations, and unlike most retinoids it does not have the expressed side effects.
It is better to use this drug on the initial stage of the acne development, level of camedones. In this case, the patient will manage to prevent the appearance of comedo and cure the skin disease on the stage of the development.
Its active action Differin performs by means of keratinization providing also the anti-inflammatory action to the skin. The action mechanism of Adapalene is based on the interaction with specific receptors of epidermal cells of the skin. Binding these receptors the drug may control the activity of sebaceous glands and prevent the embolism of the sebaceous channels, and so it reduces preconditions for the formation of micro-comedones.
Differin is prescribed patients diagnosed acne or comedones. It may be used together with antibiotics or any peroral drugs to increase the efficiency of the antiacneic therapy. However, if there is a necessity of the combination of two drugs, it is needed to consult a doctor and find out about their possible medical interaction.
As it was mentioned Differin cream is better tolerated than other retinoids and causes less side effects. The side reactions may be caused by the incorrect use of the drug. If the cream is rubbed into the skin, the patient may develop the redness and severe peeling of the skin.
The most common reactions are dry skin, light itching, and peeling.
If the patient experience the allergic reaction, severe itching, inflammation in the area of the cream application during the use of the drug, it is necessary to terminate the use of the drug immediately and see a health care provider.
Lillian, 23, Los Angeles
I exhausted many drugs, methods in the folk medicine, and many beyond it. The effect was but different, good one and bad one. I have been using Differin for 2 weeks (which is not enough for the appearance of the effect in the treatment of acne eruption). The first improvements I felt on the 3d day: the content of the blackheads was removed on their own, or while pressing on it. A minus was some worsening of the skin but it was permissible according to the instruction because the drug removes the deep comedone via the inflammation. In general, I am satisfied with Differin, and I recommend it to all who have the same problems with the skin.
My friend who also treated acne recommended me Differin. After the use of Differin a stable effect was noticed, comedone (blackheads) stopped bothering me. I think that Differin cream suits for people who have dry skin or combined skin. I recommend using the cream in the evening applying it by thin layer to pure skin. I tried using the cream with lotion but it turned out that it contained ethyl. I do not recommend you to use Differin with any lotion with ethyl, clean your face with salicyl alcohol and cologne water. Differin works for me perfectly. I recommend all people to try this drug in case of the light and middle level of the acne.
Differin cream is a new remedy for the treatment of pimples and acne. I heard about it but I did not use it because the reviews were contradictory. And the treatment, as it is said in the instruction, should be prolonged. So what if it doesn't help? - this thought stopped me. But finally the dermatologist I turned to persuaded me to start the treatment with Differin. I noticed a significant improvement of the skin, it became smoother, there were fewer pimples. In 3 months I used Differin rarely just maintaining the skin in good condition.
I am satisfied with the result from Differin cream. To see the effect it is needed to use it for about 3 months. By my results: 1 month of the usale - zero effect, 2 months - 50% of the usefulness, and 3 months - 100%. It is very important to not increase the dose and use the drug according to the instruction. Then you will not have the side effects, and there will be no spots because of the pimples. Differin is a super remedy.