They look like little dots right now, but they tend to grow in line patterns. Wierd. I started taking some Vit. A and B, and it actually has started working (is that psychosomatic? who knows.) I also use alpha-hydroxy cream, which is a mild acid that takes the dead cells off. About a year ago I did a big time liver cleanse because I was getting huge throbbing evil cystic acne. Something I can only describe as orange hair uh, "came out" and the cystic stuff pretty much went away.
I used the Retin A in high school and I didn't like it much either. It seemed too harsh!