Ok Recently I payed a visit to my dermatologist for a cortisone shot on painful zit I had on my chin. I had been getting hormonal acne break outs before that time of the month and my daily regimen products seem to have no affect to this stubborn break out. So I was given three awesome sample products to try and let me tell you I swear I have never seen anything work so well soo fast. Three products including this awesome product
1.BENZEFOAM 5.3% Benzoyl Peroxide- to wash face with left on face for 2 mins
2.ACZONE -to use at morning
3.FINACEA GEL 15%- to use at night
my zits went down dramatically in size and practically gone within 3 days
even my skin tone was evening out. Yes That is dramatic! I wish I could say that this product alone worked but u always have to use something else. once I run out of my samples I will invest in these three products but I think ill use it when I really need it since they are pretty Pricey Products. but they work.
Hope this review helps you.
I really wanted to like this product. I got some from my dermatologist, because I was having tiny little pimples on my face. Nothing major. I used this product for a month and nothing happened. My acne got a little worse, but I believe that is due to the fact that I was weaning my skin off of benzoyl peroxide when I started using this.
As for price, even with insurance it was pretty expensive. However, you can get a coupon from their website so that your first tube is only about $25. Without that, it would have been several hundred dollars. The tube is pretty small, so that price is particularly outrageous.
Overall, this product was disappointing. The search for an effective acne treatment continues...
I struggled with hormonal cystic acne on my chin for 25 years before I met this stuff. My dermatologist gave me a sample of this plus Clindamycin because my breakouts were reaching the point where it would take a whole month to heal, and then break out again. My lower face was covered with hot, painful bumps that would not resolve. I had open leaking sores on my face all the time.
It took a week on Aczone + Clindamycin to resolve everything, and a month later I have not had a single pimple. The enlarged pores on my nose are somewhat smaller as well.
I don't care what it costs, I have to have it. Fortunately I live in Canada and have very good benefit plans.
I have had mild to moderate acne my whole adult life (I'm now 37). When things were on the moderate side I would actually avoid going out because I was so embarrassed. I've been to dermatologists for years and been treated for what they considered hormonal acne with different creams and pills, none of which ever really worked for me. Almost two years ago I tried a new doctor and she prescribed Aczone. This cream has been the miracle drug (for me) that I have been praying for for many years. While the doctor warned me that it might take several weeks to see any improvement I saw better skin within days. While my skin can dry out with other prescription creams I've never had an issue with Aczone. I use it once a day and have not had any embarrassing cystic breakouts since I started with it. When I do get a blemish it goes away within a few days unlike in the past where it would take 2 weeks. I realize this might not be the miracle cure for everyone but it has been amazing for me. The only downside (and it's a big one) is that it's very expensive. But honestly to have clear skin it's worth it to me. Because of the way my insurance covers it I would have to pay $350 out of pocket. Instead I order it from Canada for $100. It's a bit of a pain but again well worth it.
I've tried most acne products over the counter and prescription, and this has worked the best for me! Does not leave skin dry, no pealing, and really helps to reduce redness and any kind of swelling! I can't live without this stuff now! Definitely mention it to your derm!
I have always had clear skin, until I started a new birth control pill. My face went crazy and my jawline and cheeks filled with red zits both small ones and huge ones. They were not bumps, just red spots that would not go away with anything (I tried everything I could find in drugstores).
I finally decided it was time to go to a dermatologist and get this problem fixed. My confidence was suffering and I cried every two days. Anyways I got to the dermatologist and he gave me little sample tubes of Aczone to apply both morning and night after I had washed my face with a cleanser. It has been almost a week and I have definitely seen a HUGE difference around a 60%
Those red spots developed into actual bumps and then they started developing that white pus on top of it. Nasty but I think Aczone brings to-be pimples to the surface. I have to keep trying Aczone for two more weeks and then I will go back to the dermatologist so he can monitor my progress.
So far so good! Please give this a try. Acne can definitely hurt your self-esteem especially if you always had clear skin. I will write another review in two more weeks to let you know how much progress.More importantly, be patient! I know its hard but Aczone will work for you. Drink plenty of water in the meantime and don't let your hopes down! Aczone works!
Use time before reviewing = 3 weeks (mornings - Wash face with Phisoderm, pat dry, apply Aczone all over)
In combination with = Mia2 Clarisonic, Biacna (night), Neutrogena Acne Power Wash and Phisoderm, Boots exfoliating scrub, Simple night cream, Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Oil or Peppermint soap (wow! that's a lot of product!!!!)
6 months ago, I developed small hard bumps under my skin on the lower cheeks and neck. I tried the traditional OTC products and it worked for a bit.
Out of desperation, I called my dermatologists office and was able to see her the next day. Even she was shocked at the state of my face. Summary, estrogen lowering, testosterone same. = hormonal breakouts
Results = Very good, not 100% clear, I'd say 80% to 90%. The routine will attack a pimple trying to turn into something nasty. ie. 3 days ago, I big painful pimple came up in the morning, today it's almost totally gone. It did not get to the point where it developed a whitehead, just dried up and reduced a bit everyday to this point.
Pros = light texture, easy to use, do not need much to cover entire face, tube is large enough to last me a few months, no scent that I can detect but I have a poor sense of smell.
Price = I have full coverage via work benefits
Purging Period = I didn't mind this, my skin was already so bad. I was happy that it was getting the nasty out. The small hard plugs were brought to the surface and pop out easily.
Cons = I feel like it brings on the shine even quicker than usual, however, I can live with that. I just blot and powder a little more
Update - 3.5 months. Now on Spironolactone also. The 10% to 20% that wasn't clearing was hormonal (jawline and neck) so spironolcatone is now working on that nicely. Getting there. Everything, above jawline is 100% clear. Sprio also controlling oil production.
PRICE: Received two mini sample tubes from my doctor
PRODUCT: Dapsone 5% w/w Topical Anti-Acne Gel
MY EXPERIENCE: On my chin there is a constant mini cyst acne, their dome shaped but not angry red like the typical acne, resting right under my bottom lip. The day I went to my doctor, there was a laaaarge angry cyst that has already been there for 4 days. On that evening, I placed a small dab ONLY on that cyst as I read other reviews that purging may happen. Next morning that same cyst was dried up and majorly diminished in size. It's still there but it is no longer red, itchy, or painful. Like it is scabbed or healing?
That night I then tried placing a thin coat, very very small amount, to the rest of the problem area of my chin. Next morning (2 day), those dome shaped cysts also shrank in size. IDK about redness but the volume definitely shrank.
Will edit for further updates in a weeks time.
CONCLUSION: To be further tested. It is a lot less drying and irritating than Retin-A. More effective on the short-term for results (IDK about long term atm)
I have been using Aczone for almost 4 years and I really like it. It is fairly gentle and feels cool on the skin like aloe. I can't say how long it takes to initially clear breakouts because when I started it, I had already been on other topical treatments with success but my dermatologist wanted to try the Aczone on me. I would say give it a full 3 months before you throw in the towel. It keeps away pimples, black heads, and white heads. The other part of Aczone is that is such a great perk is that it seems to clear redness which I have a lot of thanks to also being effected with Keratosis Pilaris Facea Rubri. Another thing is the grainy texture which ends up giving your face a nice little exfoliation, which is also great for my KPFR. I love this product because I can actually go makeupless when using it because it does so much more than just correct acne.
Current regimen- Solodyn, Aczone in the morning and Pracion cleanser, Aczone, Differen at night. (going on 4 years)
may be I m not a patient one.. I used it for a month.. doesnt reduce redness as my derm said. I m totally disappointed.. it takes forever to heal a pimple.. I dont think it s a good product to reduce acne. I saw it has a good review. I was excited to use it to expect my acne will be gone. But ....:(