5 doctors weighed in:
How long before I see a visible result from using my acne medications?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Usually two weeks at the minimum if your are very particular about doing all the treatments consistently.
Also depends on the severity of the acne, when you started and which treatment or treatments you use. It can take many months at times to slow down acne.

In brief: Depends
Usually two weeks at the minimum if your are very particular about doing all the treatments consistently.
Also depends on the severity of the acne, when you started and which treatment or treatments you use. It can take many months at times to slow down acne.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Enriquez is certainly correct. It depends on the type of acne you have and what exactly you are using. I would agree that a bare minimum of 2 weeks but often 6-8 weeks are necessary to determine if your treatment is going to work. try to be patient and remember, no medicine will work if it isn't used. Sounds silly but it is the truth.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acne Results
It will not be better by 5 o'clock in the afternoon! how severe is it? How long have you had it? Where is it located? Face? Chest? Back? Are you taking an antibiotic? Which topical preparations are you using? Lots of variables here.
A dermatologist can certainly help . . .Give him or her a shot at it.

In brief: Acne Results
It will not be better by 5 o'clock in the afternoon! how severe is it? How long have you had it? Where is it located? Face? Chest? Back? Are you taking an antibiotic? Which topical preparations are you using? Lots of variables here.
A dermatologist can certainly help . . .Give him or her a shot at it.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors