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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I never had much acne as a teenager, but now I have developed breakouts almost constantly at 21. I have tried antibiotics and several prescribed ointments. They work for a time and then quit. I have used Aczone for 6 weeks and it seemed to help for the first 4 wks and now the past 2 I have probably the worst breakouts of my life. I stopped using and just went back to Proactiv and prescribed Benzopack and have some improvement. I was hoping Aczone would be the answer for me, but it isn't.
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I struggled with acne since beginning middle school. all other topical medications were too harsh and either irritated my skin to where it was red and over oily, or it made my acne worse. Yes its normal to get worse before getting better, but after months of the other medicines it never got better. While using aczone, my acne never got worse, only better after the first few days. I have been using it for about 4 months now and my skin is completely smooth besides the occasional pimple that is barely there. All i have left to take care of are the scars that were left over the years. strongly recommend aczone to all with sensitive skin!
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I started getting breakouts when I first started my menstrual cycle. (Age 13) and it got progressively worse. I'm about to be 16, and really have tried so many things for my skin problems. I tried Aczone and it literally had an over-night effect. In the morning my bumps were less noticeable and my face felt smoother. It takes time but it really works. Patience is a virtue.
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: Close to my 20th birthday my face broke out with horrible painful acne. Everything I tried didn't help at all. I always wash my make up off morning and night and that didn't even prevent it. I finally went to my dermatologist and after trying all of there topical creams before in the past my dermatologist recommended accutane. I was nervous to take it so he told me to try aczone. It's been almost 10 weeks and nothing has really improved except a little on my chin and forehead. My cheeks are still red and inflamed. I wouldn't recommend this product but of course there are all kinds of different skin types that it works better on than some but I guess mine wasn't the lucky one.
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I started breaking out for the first time when I turned 20 years old. It was terrible, cystic acne and I tried everything before going to the dermatologist. When I finally did, I was prescribed Aczone and Retin-A. During the first three weeks, my skin got worse. All my cystic acne rose to the top and turned into white heads. My skin also become flaky at the same time from the Retin-A. I wanted to stop and give up, but so glad I didn't. Now my skin is almost completely clear and it's been 6 weeks. Please don't give up on this treatment. Continue to use it as your doctor prescribed and you will see results. I still have some redness but overall my skin is smooth and I finally feel comfortable in it!
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I'm 36 years old and I've had acne on and off since I was 12 years old. Within the last 5 years it has gotten significantly worse and I've tried just about every type of medicated treatment. Nothing really worked. I recently went to my Dermatologist for a refill on my Minocycline (oral antibiotic) and decided to ask about Aczone gel. I've only been using it for less than a week and I can't believe how well it's working on my face. I use it in conjunction with Minocycline.
My acne has significantly reduced and my face feels smooth. I'm very excited about the results and I highly recommend Aczone. It's definitely worth a try if you have painful, stubborn acne.
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I started suffering from moderate cystic acne in my mid-30s and Aczone is the only medication that has helped (aside from oral antibiotics, which I didn't want to take long term). I noticed a difference almost immediately. I'm now 3 weeks into my treatment plan and my skin is perfectly clear. I use Aczone in the morning, Glycolix 5-2 pads late in the afternoon, and Tretinoin 0.05% at night. I moisturize dry spots with Skinceuticals Phyto corrective serum. My skin hasn't looked this good in years!
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I just wanted to share that ACZONE REALLY WORKS. I have suffered with acne since my teen yrs till now (I'm 39 yrs young). I have tried everything. I went to my Dr. 09/05/2013 and he gave me some samples to try and I did. I'm in LOVE with this. It is awesome I really can see results the zits, pimples or what ever you want to call them are starting to go away. Good luck to you all as you each search for solutions to your skin. THIS REALLY WORKS.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I am 20 years old. About a year ago I started breaking out like crazy. Being that I had never experienced having acne before, I was EXTREMELY self conscious. I have tried everything to heal my acne. Monthly microdermabrasions, peels, IPL (intense pulsed light), skinceutical products, prescriptions( clindamycin wipes and Azelaic acid cream) but nothing could keep my acne away for more than a day or two. I tried Aczone. It has changed my life. In one week I had barely any acne left. My worst breakouts were always jawline cysts. They still try to pop up but the Aczone calms them down until they go away. Try it!
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: After I stopped taking my birth control pill I had experienced full blown severe acne. My body was used to taking it for 7 years so my hormones have been all out of whack. I wanted to cry everyday in the mirror looking at myself being 21 years old with a pizza face. Tried EVERYTHING and as soon as I was about to give up I was prescribed Aczone. After ONE DAY I began to see a difference. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and am almost completely acne free. I SWEAR by this stuff it is the best thing that's ever happened to me regarding skin.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: Patience, Patients! My teenage son is almost pimple-free because of topical Aczone (combined with topical Avar E LS). But be patient! It has taken about 6 months for his skin to really calm down. Some improvement started after about a month of daily use. With time it has controlled his acne well. He still gets a few pimples, but they heal quickly and are not scarring. A tiny bit of cream goes a long way.
He had been getting loads of pimples and horrible cysts. He previously tried benzoyl peroxide (which did very little) and then Retin A (Disaster! Crazy breakouts and crusty, itchy skin for 2 months until he gave up). If you want an acne treatment without the side effects of an oral medication, I recommend Aczone highly!
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I have struggled with acne since I was 11 yrs old. I'm now 32 and tired of it. Every time I go off my birth control I break out horribly but I wanted to go off of it because I get migraines. I have tried almost everything. The only thing I haven't had is Accutane. My dermatologist gave me Aczone topical as well as topical erythromycin. I have been using both daily for about three months now and this is my first month off my birth control. Well I got my period today. Typically right before I get my period I break out horribly face back chest, Not this time tho. I have 2 tiny bumps on my cheek and one on my back. I am amazed. I hope that it stays like this because honestly it's a miracle! I have never had a topical medicine work before.
Review by hopefull19 (taken for less than 1 month):
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: Im 19 years old and have had acne since about the 6th grade (age 11). About a month ago I went to a new dermatologist who took one look at me and said shes going to prescribe me Retin-A. I told her that I tried that and she said Aczone was the last one she could think of that could possibly help me. So far after three weeks my forehead and left cheek has cleared up (but I still have acne scars). The right cheek doesn't seem to be getting better or worse, the pimples I had went away and others came. Hoping for more results with time.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I have dealt with acne off and on my entire adult life. Finally became fed up with the constant bumps and dark spots, I visit a dermatologist. I was asked to try the Aczone (Dapsone) along with Doryx and at first it seemed to work, but now it does nothing for me. I would rather try something less expensive that will be effective versus something that cost a lot without insurance. Sorry but Aczone is not for me.
Review by Too Precious (taken for less than 1 month):
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I began experiencing acne when I turned 35. Of course I thought this was odd due to being midway to 40, so I dealt with it long as I could. I tried Proactive, it work for a while, Neutrogena, nothing was happening. It was almost like my face took turns into which side would break out first. I was always self conscious and began wearing make up to master the acne and the dark spots. Finally I became frustrated and decided to see a dermatologist for my never ending battle with my face. The Dermatologist recommended I try Doryx and Aczone. At first I did not see any change but it has now been almost three weeks and I notice a difference. Waiting for better results.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I never had pimple before but once I turned 23, I was having pimples once in a while and later it was covered in my chicks. Nothing was working out for me so I decided to see a dermatologist and he recommended Aczone. I have started using it last November 2012 and still using it. My face is fully cleared now and it is smooth just like it was before and no spots. Although I do get pimple once in a while but it just got away. Also I don't use make up much may be that's why it got cleared and nice. Overall, I Love it and I am glad that Doctor prescribed me this one. But I just don't know how long I should use it for because my tube is getting empty and I wont get any more refills.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I'm in my early 20's and have been dealing with acne since secondary school. Nothing has worked for me, both oral and creams or gels. About a week and a half ago I went to a new dermatologist. He prescribed Aczone. Deciding why not I gave it a go. It's now a full week in and I'm noticing an improvement. I realized that I still have larger bumps but my smaller bumps are basically diminished. I look toward to continuing the use of this product.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I'm 18 and I never had bad acne when I was younger. Then when I was 16 started on birth control. My hormones went crazy and I started breaking out everywhere. I went to my dermatologists and she recommended Aczone along with using Cetaphil face wash twice a day. I started seeing results after a couple of days. It did take time to see full results. After 2 1/2 months I had beautiful clear skin, which is something I hadn't seen in a long time. I suggest you have patience with this product. I know I did and I am very pleased with the results.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Review by SunshineAgain (taken for less than 1 month):
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: Over the past year my skin has broken out so bad it left dark spots and looks horrible. My face, chest and back, I'm 32, no longer a teen, so this was unusual. I finally went to see a dermatologist, he examined my skin and prescribed Ziana gel, Aczone, and Doryx (oral antibiotic). It's been two weeks since using all three and my skin has done a 360. My skin feels like a baby's bottom and hasn't been this clear since I was on birth control. I have stopped taking the Doryx as taking antibiotics for a long period of time kills good and bad bacteria. My daily facial routine: wash with Dove sensitive skin soap, Aczone & Palmer fragrance free coco butter lotion in the morning, and Ziana gel at night. I would pay the $25 for Aczone as it works for me.
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I am 43 years old and have been cursed with cystic acne on my chin for for the last 20 years! I have tried everything! Accutane, smooth beam laser, nothing lasted. Cysts came back. I started using spironolactone, had high hopes, but it lowered my blood pressure so I had to stop. The Dermatologist gave me Aczone told me to use 2 times a day and use benzyol peroxide face wash once a day at night (I use clean and clear benzyol peroxide face wash). It took over 2 months and now I am completely clear! I went back to dermatologist after 6 weeks in tears because my face was worse than ever. He told me to keep using it and give it three months. I am SO GLAD I listened. I had given up. I did not expect it to work because nothing else did. LOVE THIS!
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I have cystic acne around jaw line and chin, doctor prescribed Aczone, have been using for 4 weeks and as of now I'm not happy nor satisfied. Within first week my skin appeared smoother and smaller pores. During the second week I broke out in cheekbones (possible result of new blush) but after use of Aczone every day none of my acne has gone away. Going to give 2 more weeks before going back to dermatologist.
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I have had severe grade 4 cystic acne for well over 10 years now. I only really get cystic acne on my chin and jaw line (the rest of my skin is immaculate) and I don't have these nodules constantly, just every month or so. My nodules were so bad and large that I would need 3 to 4 injections to bring the swelling down. My initial road with Aczone was rough and truthfully did not work very well until I started to use it with other products. I still continued to break out and was losing hope, however Aczone in combination with these 2 other products has worked miracles for me. I use Equate BP cleanser and Alpha Hydrox intensive serum 14% (the best product ever) over the Aczone 2 times a day and my results have been amazing.
29 users found this comment helpful.
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I'm a 46yr old female with cystic/hormonal acne. My dermatologist just prescribed this medication to me a few days ago, along with Retin A and Solodyne (oral antibiotic). The Aczone leaves my skin very white and dry in the areas I put it on. My whole chin area, jaw area is like walking around with white chalk on my face. I do use moisturizer over it, but it still returns when the moisturizer dries. The cystic bumps appears to gotten smaller rather quickly which is what I like about it. I just don't like the dry white flakiness it leaves behind. Maybe I'll switch to only at night and see what happens.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I m 36 years old and in the last 5 months I have had terrible severe acne in the chin area. Two weeks ago my doctor prescribed Aczone to me and it is working. There are no new ones as I used to have 1-2 new pumps everyday. So happy with the cream. I'm taking another cream called Retin-A-Micro and antibiotic.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: I had great skin until I hit 40 and had breakouts that almost looked like a rash along my jawline and forehead. I was getting scarring and comments about the "rash" on my neck. I have been using for 4 days and I am amazed at the difference in my skin. My skin is not dry and feels baby smooth!
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