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how long does adult acne last

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possibly: It is more likely that weight gain or loss will alter circulating levels of hormones that will then effect the acne flares or breakouts.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
About 2 months: The key is that all acne can be manged scientifically. If you have not cleared yourself with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day in two weeks, get with ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
26 years experience Dermatology
It varies: It is uncommon for acne to return after a properly administered course of Accutane, and is more common in females where hormonal acne will commonly no ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. I ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
3 months: Expect to see 3 menst. periods before you know the extent of improvement. This is not the most effective birth control pill for acne. Addition of spir ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
It sounds: It sounds like you are afraid of the medication. It's very unusual for patients to have these symptoms with isotretinoin.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Do not use it: First of all, I have strong reservations about using Accutane to treat mild acne. Mild cases usually resolve with topical therapies, imo, the toxicity ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Manage it: They may be related, but acne is a very serious liability in an adult, and you need to treat it without focusing on the cause. Real cystic acne should ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Decades: Eventually your acne will remit, but until it does, it's a major personal and professional problem. I hope you're having a good result -- use it as l ... Read More
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