A 22-year-old female asked:
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is deriva a good medicine for acne..how long will it take to cure my acne?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
1. Yes. 2. A while: Deriva is adapalene, which is a retinoid and is good treatment for typical acne. It can be uses alone if a patient improves a lot with it. It can also be used with other gels or creams. As for how long... Improvement is in weeks to months, and cure is in months to years.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
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