My Derm prescribed me Aczone (dapsone) gel, 5% for my overall acne, and Acanya gel as a spot treatment.
I have adult hormonal acne. I am 25, have been struggling with it for a year. I am using Ortho Tri Cyclen BCPs to regulate my hormones....though I'm thinking about switching because it's been almost a year and I still need topicals.
My acne is mild/moderate. I have very dry skin, naturally.
Has anyone used either Aczone and/or Acanya? How long before it worked, if it worked at all? Any side effects, or initial breakout period.
I was using Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion and had to stop because it was irritating my skin in the form of small bumps. Since using Aczone for about a week, I have noticed that these bumps have decreased dramatically, though I am still not completely clear, and I currently have 1-2 inflamed pimples on top of the tiny bumps that I still do have.
I've read that Aczone is a topical anti-inflammatory...but we're not sure exactly how it works?
Please post if you have experience with any of these Rx's. Would love to read some feedback.