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Reviews for Duac to treat Acne
Review by GsGirl (taken for 1 to 2 years):
As far as the medicine doing what it is supposed to do, it's great. It dries acne (even severe acne, in my case). Unfortunately, it also caused me to have systemic side effects - rare, but they do happen. I developed ringing in my ears and had to stop using it. After a month I tried using it again, and the ringing returned. I've been keeping careful track of my usage of it and the episodes of ringing in my ear, and they match. I'm probably one in a thousand that this has happened to, but being a musician, I need to be able to hear. My dermatologist and I will be meeting next week to discuss this and see if there are any other options for me.
I really recommend this product! I've had acne on my chin for about 6 years now, with my skin still being dry & sensitive, I use a really gentle cleanser then 20 minutes later I use the Duac, very sparingly! Then aqueous moisturizer 20 minutes after that. It works for me & I've seen a drastic improvement in just 2 weeks, stick in there! It made my acne worse at first, I think this is the purging process, hope this helps!
My doctor prescribed me this gel for my mild to many spots on my face and back. The first day I applied it the next morning my face was almost clear of blackheads and I had noticed an improvement however I decided to do what may have been a really foolish thing. I applied it on all of my cheeks and basically most of my face, the parts which rarely had spots on. I woke up the next day to a stinging bright red face. My skin was so so dry. It was patchy orange and red, it was half peeling and it looked like I was wearing patchy foundation.
I'm 26 and have suffered with acne since my early teens. Sometimes mild other times I've not wanted to walk out the door. In recent years I've been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries syndrome, which has a side effect of acne. After years of trying so many creams, washes, old wives tales, etc. my doc finally gave me Duac! AMAZING! My chin was severely swollen with spots that were red raw. After a week of use it was like a miracle! If I could upload my pics I so would. My skin was near perfect. I now use Duac along with Proactiv 1,2,3 kit and my skin has never looked so good. I even get so many compliments and I feel confident now.
I highly recommend! Good luck!
I have only been using Duac gel for three days now, so far it has evened out my skin a lot, in terms of redness and improved my spots from the first application. It does seems my spots are getting slightly worse, but I think it has to get worse in order to get better. I do get a bit of dryness but no other side effects. So far very impressed.
I have had moderate acne since I was 13 I am now 15 I have used Duac cream for about a year. First it worked wonders and my skin cleared completely however I started to get acne on my chest and shoulders and found the cream didn't work for me in those areas I have also started to find my skin is becoming more resident to the cream so I have now been given Zineryt. Duac is definitely an amazing cream for acne maybe I will go back to it after giving my skin a break.
Love this and its only been three days. I have had acne since I was 16 and just put up with it after trying Proactiv, Chinese medicine, every brand of stuff from supermarket and chemist (well almost) the Dianne contraceptive combination pill, changing diet, washing face compulsively and also washing face less often! Nothing seemed to work! After having my son 3 months ago and frustrated with my acne I decided to ask the doctor! I got a sample tube of this miracle cream and noticed a huge improvement on first application, after half a day my acne was less raised and my older spots were healed with just a little bit of redness! Into my third day and I'm so impressed, gained a bit of confidence back and feeling good about myself!
Duac is a great acne topical cream but it works better if you take oral acne medications has well. It takes a couple of weeks for skin to completely look better but stick with it. Use it once a day before going to bed and I normally cleanse with Aveeno clear complexion but Prascion as well if you ask your doctor. I have suffered with acne since I was 14 and now I'm twenty and minocycline with Duac saved my high school life.
I had really bad acne. The pill takes about 3 weeks to kick in. The creams help a lot too! Although they do dry your skin out.. Just put some baby lotion on your face - works for back arms and chest as well.
I have been using this cream for over a year now and my spots have cleared, do still get the occasional one now and then but that's normal. Duac cream has reduced the darkness of my blackhead as well. I have also been noticing my skin has been quite red, so I've laid of the cream for a while and just been using a scrub before bed to see. Overall I would recommend this to anyone, but there are side effects if you are allergic to some of the products in it. Ask your doctor for more information. Hope this helped.
Have tried this for several months at a time, about a year apart. I'm 37 with 3 kids and more acne than when I was 15. It somewhat helps with NO drying, which is a nice change from most other topicals. BUT it totally bleaches out any fabrics your fingers or face come into contact with, even when I thought I was careful. My pillow cases are stained out from this, as are my towels. (Iits applied at night, hence the pillow). My bumpy face is smoother, but pimples still present, despite a thorough cleansing regimen with high-quality natural cleansers.
This stuff is magical, it works really really well. Although my skin dried out and went red occasionally, this was solved with a bit of E45 moisturiser in the morning after my Duac at night. WARNING: DO NOT GET IN EYES OR ANY OTHER MUCUS MEMBRANES(lips, mouth etc.) I didn't take any notice and put it NEAR my eyes (just on the bags underneath the eye) and it dried out my eyes the next morning, having eye drops for 3 days. But, if the instructions are followed correctly, Duac is great.
14 users found this comment helpful.
The product is working so well for my athletic pre-teen daughter. As she began to get very involved with sports, a lot of sweat and acne came. Now, using Duac, her acne has cleared and is under control. Her face isn't so oily like before. She has a couple of blemishes, but nothing at all like before!
This really works. I used it for a week and my acne cleared but I found out using a bit to much will dry your face up and itch badly, but worth it, well for me. I was also given DIFFERIN with it, makes a good combination.
I've been using this for almost 2 months now and it helped clear my face. It also regulates the skin's sebum production hence reducing oiliness. Side effects are peeling, redness, increased sun sensitivity, burning and itching. I recommend to first time users to put a very small amount to parts affected. Patience is the key. For a week or two your face will really adjust to it but it works. My face even has a pinkish glow to it now and I feel more confident.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Duac changed my life. I had a great amount of acne and thanks to duac I don't have any acne. It took about 3 weeks to kick in and once it did I have not had acne since. It's been about 3 months since I started using it.
26 users found this comment helpful.
I used to use this cream before and never got any side effects so I came back on it and guess what? Got all the side effects possible. It is red and burning. Only came off for a few months. Anyone using this cream for the first time please do a skin test on your arm because putting it straight on your skin and having a reaction to it is really painful.
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