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Acne.org’s Real World Take
An anti-inflammatory that takes weeks or months to kick in, so you’ll need patience. Provides modest benefit in some users. It’s never hit the big time in acne treatment. But it’s an interesting way to target acne on a purely inflammation level.
How to Get It
Have a dermatologist? Make an appointment to get this medication. Don't have a dermatologist? See The American Academy of Dermatology Physician Database to find one.
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April 26, 2017
mediocre & grossly overpriced product
Aczone is a mediocre and overpriced topical medication, distributed by a greedy pharmaceutical company named Allergan. Spend your money on a better product that doesn't cost you $900/year (with insurance!!!) I'm switching back to Finacea, which is just as good on my skin and doesn't break the bank.
February 4, 2015
Even worse now
After using this product, I noticed within the first week that my acne was getting worse, worse than it ever has been. I started getting pimples and cysts in spots I've rarely, if ever, had them, like my neck. I figured my acne might get worse before it gets better, but, after about a month of use, my skin has shown no improvement. It also seemed like the product left an unnatural dark tan tint after being on my skin for a few hours, making my skin look even worse and patchy.
December 10, 2013
Made my acne worse
Irritated face, much more red
Face was flakey but still oily
Made acne worse, so many white heads
I was prescribed this and Tretinoin in august and used them up till november (about 4 months) when i decided to give up on them. While i was using these two products (along with solodyn) i noticed my acne only got worse than its ever been before. When i stopped using them, i went to the dermatologist and we decided i would go on accutane. Now ive been waiting the month finishing all the paper work and the ipledge and the bloodwork meanwhile my acne has cleared up so much that im questioning wether i still want to do the accutane. This product really irritated my face and i was so red all the time. I got a lot more acne on my cheeks which ive never had before and so many white heads on a daily basis. On top of it all my skin was flaky but still oily at the same time so makeup did not help. Personally, this did not work for me at all and ive only been seeing improvement since ive stoped.
March 21, 2012
Goes on well under makeup
Does not bleach fabric like BP
Does dry up current acne well
Does not prevent break outs
There is no good research out there that explains how this product even works
My skin has really cleared up since my prepubescent and using the made my skin go completely insane! I don't believe in "purging" like many people do. If this product claims to be calming then it shouldn't cause a purge. Purging from talking to derm and aetheticians is defined as a skin irritation from a new product. In conclusion, this may work for some people but it made my skin a nightmare. I literally want to yell at my derm for putting me something when all I wanted was a new BP cream. My acne has gone from very light with one inflamed pimple and some noninflammatory acne to cysts and tons of papules and whiteheads! UGH
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