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How long for back acne to clear up and is my treatment working?

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How long does it take for back acne to clear up?

At the moment I am washing daily with a back scrub. I use 6% diluted hydrogen peroxide, and yesterday started using Acnomel. It's for face acne but I thought I'd try it on the angry spots on my back. My girlfriend said they're clearing up, but I still get the a couple of angry ones appear. These are itchy, and if I pick at them they will grow huge. I leave them alone now and try not to itch them.

As a result of the acne I have red and purple scar type marks left by older spots. There's a fair few of them. I'm working on changing my diet to cut out sugar. Sugar causes breakouts for me. I've also quit drinking alcohol (I was drinking 4-6 cans of beer a night).

So long as my treatment continues to work, how long will it take for it to clear up? Are we talking weeks or months? I've seen some threads that say up to 6 months. 

Here's my before taken on the 15th of December. And the other was taken moments ago. The angry spots are the red ones and they get irritated when sitting down, or lying in bed.

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