November 28, 2015
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Acne (cont.)

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How would you summarize current-day acne treatment?

Treating acne requires patience and perseverance. Any of the treatments listed above may take two or three months to start working (even isotretinoin). Unless there are side effects such as excessive dryness or allergy, it is important to give each regimen or drug enough time to work before giving up on it and moving on to other methods. Using modern methods, doctors can help clear up the skin of just about everyone.

Just hang in there. And don't pick. Please.


Das, Shinjita, and Rachel V. Reynolds. "Recent Advances in Acne Pathogenesis: Implications for Therapy." Am J Clin Dermatol 15 (2014): 479-488.

Kurokawa, Ichiro, et al. "New Developments in Our Understanding of Acne Pathogenesis and Treatment." Experimental Dermatology 18 (2009): 821-832.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2015


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