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Reviews for Epiduo to treat Acne
Review by Pritoz (taken for less than 1 month):
I started using Epiduo on May 8th 2013, the next 5 days didn't find any visible change. I applied very little gel every night before bed. Next day washed face.
On 5th day I got few acne on my cheeks and forehead. Day 6 - heavy redness on full face with severe itchy. Day 7- called my Dermatologist. She said use it alternate days and it will be fine. Still heavy redness and very severe itching. Day 8- itching reduced leaving no changes to redness. Day 9- itching reduced further and redness became rose. I could see its healing. Skin dried out so I had to use Cetaphil moisturizer whole day.
Day 10- I could see the redness visibly fading away leaving the skin clearer. Itching reduced a lot, skin dry.
I hope I could see positive results within next 2 week.
I'm 13 and I have been using Epiduo gel for about a month now, at first I used it and I couldn't stand it! I thought I would rather have acne but then I started liking someone so I wanted to look good. After a month it is just amazing. For pretty much everyone, it does itch and peel but those side effects go away. The redness is the last thing to go, not the best thing but it's better than peeling and not being able to put makeup on. It does hurt while using it so 9/10.
I am a 15 year old girl who struggled with moderate acne for 4 years. When it started to get worse, my doctor prescribed Epiduo and I love it! The result was not immediate, at first it made my face red, flaky, and very dry. But now after 6 months, all my acne has cleared and I am left with smooth skin. My face does feel a little dry but moisturizer clears that right away. I put Epiduo on my nose, forehead, and chin every night before I go to bed. It has worked wonders!
I have been using Epiduo for 10 weeks now along with Solodyn, a slow release antibiotic for adult acne. The results have been pretty good. I do see a big change in my skin. No more big gnarly looking zits on my face. The cream seems to be removing dead skin cells so the gunk that has been deep in my pores can surface. The first week or so of using this cream my face felt so greasy. I just figured it was bringing oils out of the pores. During the first month my skin did burn off and on. It did not burn when I put it on, it would burn later or the following day when I would try to moisturize. The burning did get a little intense but it was totally tolerable. To this day I still have issue putting moisturizer on around my eyes.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
I am 19 years old and have been fighting acne for about 4 years now. I have tried just about all over the counter acne washes, creams, you name it, I've tried it. most did not work and the few that did work gave me an allergic reaction. I had stubborn acne that wouldn't go away and was on the verge of giving up. My dad took me to the dermatologist 3/07/13 and the next day (03/08/13) I began using Epiduo gel at night with Doryx. It is now 03/13/13 and I LOVE the visible results! My complexion looks amazing compared to what it was. I still have some acne left and some scars. However, my face is really dry and rough. I also have severe burning! Feels like my face is on fire and all I want to do is cry from the pain!
This product along with Solodyn has worked great for me. I have been using these products for a little over a month now and my face is mostly clear of acne! I definitely recommend this product! Now just to deal with the acne marks.
I was having severe acne on my cheeks and had to see a dermatologist. The following was my treatment plan: Aczone cream in the morning and Epiduo at night. I was also given Doryx pills to take in the morning. My skin immediately started to get very dry but I used Cetaphil moisturizer. I also used Cetaphil foam face wash twice a day. I only had some very slight burning the first 2 weeks. My acne was so bad I wanted to cry and hide my face from everyone but my doctors treatment plan worked great and I am so happy.
This product is great! I suffer from adult acne and i finally found something that works. At first it used to burn my skin, so what I did was to use a very small amount only for one hour every couple of days. Then when the skin wasn't getting burned anymore I used it for two hours, and then three and so on. Now I use it all night about 3 times a week and my skin is 100% acne free! Hope this helps!
I have been using Epiduo for about a week now, and I am having major peeling, itching, and burning. I have noticed that my overall complexion is improving and the blackheads on my nose are significantly reducing, however the side effects are almost too much to bare. I promised myself I would stick with it for at least 30 days. I can see how this could be a miracle if I ever get past this point.
I remember being horrified by looking at myself in the mirror. Crying non stop, but ever since I started using Epiduo, My confidence is back. I haven't been this happy in months and Epiduo really did the trick to my skin. It may have burned at first and peeled a lot but my face is a lot clearer and I recommend it to everyone with acne problems!
I loved this. I'd didn't burn my skin or make it red and peel like some people said and it has really helped me a lot! I use it with another topical cream my doctor prescribe for me also its called Aczone and I use that in the morning and Epiduo at night. I first cleanse my skin with Cetaphil and it has really helped because it is a gentle cleanser! Anyway my acne is gone except for when I forget to use the creams for a couple days I tend to start to get acne, so do not forget to use the cream.
Had terrible acne on my chin and used this product on it, it took a few weeks to work but now it works amazing and I have no zits anywhere, and if I feel one coming on I just put some on it and its gone the next day.
If you want results real fast, Epiduo is wonderful. I noticed a complete face transformation within the first month of use. I only felt burning the first week. The only real downside is that it causes lots of peeling. I have to use an exfoliating facial scrub every other day just to keep the flakes off my face. So, the product itself is great, but the dried up mess of skin it leaves on your face... not so much.
10 users found this comment helpful.
I had a rebate so I was able to get Epiduo for $35 instead of $60 prescription co pay. I was pleased with how well the samples my doctor gave me. I had originally gone in to have some moles removed and he asked why at 27 I was still breaking out. I was like "you tell me. You're the dermatologist." Epiduo isn't as drying as the other acne creams I tried as a teenager and I'm pleased with my results. I'm especially pleased that two very determined blackheads I've had for years are both, as of today, gone. I would definitely recommend Epiduo.
I had patches of acne all over my face and they were bothering me, so I started using Epiduo, which was prescribed by my doctor. At first, my skin was peeing slightly and it made my face burn so bad, like it was on fire. I toughed it out and after a week or two it stopped. My skin is very clear now, other than a very small pimple here or there. I would recommend Epiduo to anyone.
My skin peeled severely for about 3 weeks and I went through a lot of itching and burning. The acne cream is meant for small pimples not if you have many breakouts all over your face. The process takes a long time 3 months and your face hurts almost every day. But once those 3 months pass your face looks great.
ONE YEAR AGO - DOZENS of pimples on my face at a given time. VERY severe.
ONE YEAR LATER - Acne NEARLY gone!
Here's my story:
I am 17 years old today, I began Epiduo a year ago. My acne was very bad and very embarrassing. It made me so insecure about myself. Epiduo is very bittersweet. The first month I had it, my acne has reduced significantly. However, after the first month, my skin broke out even worse than what it had before I started. My skin was red all over for a good 2 months, my skin was dry as could be and peeled very badly, had acne all over, etc. It was very painful too, my face burned! Today, the side effects are gone and so is MY ACNE! I have only 2 pimples on my face! But, if you stop using the product the acne returns!
I can honestly say I've only been using Epiduo for a week and my skin is CLEAR! All my friends have been coming up to me asking how did my skin get so clear. I know some people said that their skin is peeling but mine is only burning a little. Whoever made this product deserves a Thumbs Up.
18 users found this comment helpful.
My doctor told me to just put a pea size amount of the cream on to my face (not the moisturizer) because if you put to much it will cause redness dry skin and stinging. He also said if it continues to work just lower your dosage to night time only. Epiduo is AMAZING. I recommend this to everyone. You should be fine with it as long as you do as your doctor says other than that you just might be allergic to it.
I've seriously only been using Epiduo for four days and have seen A HUGE improvement. My skin is a little dry but I use Cetaphil moisturizer to balance it out. I am also using Doxycycline along with the topical treatment (Epiduo) and my acne is getting soooo much better. LOVE IT!
LOVE IT. I had the worst breakouts, so I got Epiduo. When I used it the first time it showed results the next day. I continue to use it and I almost don't have a single breakout and I've only been using it for a week. It also helps with redness and acne scars. I love my new skin and you will too.
17 users found this comment helpful.
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