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How Long Should Acne Rosacea Last
I have acne and rosacea- antibiotics haven't been effective. How safe is roaccutane? How long until I should expect to see results?
The reponse is : Varied. Finish the prescribed dose then reevaluate the need. ...Read more
About two weeks: I'd be surprised if you do not see some improvement in two weeks. If not, perhaps your physician can try some additional / other remedy. ...Read more
Get 2nd opinion: This drug has been used but from my reading, a tetracycline is preferred as much safer. An antibiotic should never be the sole treatment for acne, and people are recommending now that courses of antibiotics not be longer than three months. The fact that you asked also raises concern in my mind about your relationship to your physician. I suggest a second opinion. Let's find what's right for you. ...Read more
Depends: The deeper the acne infection, the deeper the scar. Cystic acne can scar for life. If it was a deep, bad pimple, theoretically, some scars can take up to a year to heal. Most acne scars will also pigment and that can be permanent. Usually if its superficial, will disappear in 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some stay: Many acne scars, stains and red marks are in for the long haul. People get skin resurfacing and laser skin care to address these troublesome issues. Avoid picking at all costs because it causes more problems. See your kedspa doctor for solutions that help resolve your skin marks. ...Read more
Fade acne red marks: Acne red marks may take several weeks to fade. Follow your specialists post peel skin care plan and use a spf 30 sunscreen daily. Once you are healed from your peel, follow your recommended acne control regimen. Persistent redness may be improved with an ipl (intense pulsed light) treatment or more. ...Read more
About 2 months: The scar matures and the iron pigment, if any, disperses. It's critical that you understand that acne is a chronic, incurable disease that eventually remits as you get older, and that is can be managed by you in collaboration with your physician. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Will I have permanent improvments on acne with a 3 months tactuo treatment? How long before it starts working?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Cruel disease: You are living in the 21st century, you have already worked hard, and there's no reason you should still have this or be told to let it go away by itself. If topical prescription medications and systemic antibiotics have failed, it's time for a dermatologist visit to consider adding Accutane and/or laser treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I was on accutane for 10 months. how long does it take for accutane to flush out of my system? how long should i avoid sunlight?
See Facebook post: Your timing is good. This is a post on facebook.Com/drkulick that should answer your question https://www.Facebook.Com/drkulick/posts/10151614590786175. ...Read more
Months is common.: This is better a question directed to your dermatologist. Because there are so many different skin types there is not one simple answer to your question. Darker skinned individuals seem to require longer time for the hyperpigmentation to fade. Also, exposure to sun can delay fading as well without companion use of an appropriate sun blocker. Speak to the doctor that gave you the tretinoin. ...Read more
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