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7.7
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For Acne "I am so disappointed in this product I was hoping that it would help. I tried 2 different strengths but nothing worked. I stuck it out for a month and it just seemed to get worse and worse. I had cystic acne pop up in areas that I never had before. I also suffer from cystic acne and mine was pretty much cleared up, except for a few small areas. The affected areas got much worse and new areas started to pop up. My skin looks scarred and now has to heal after using this product. Everyone is different, so possibly it's just me. I do have Lupus, so this may be a factor. I definitely don't suggest it if you have sensitive skin. I have Cigna and met my pharm deductible this year but CVS wanted to charge $200 and Vons Pavilions covered at 100%."

   
1.0

LupusLilily November 22, 2016

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For Acne "I am female in her early 30's - about 3 years ago I developed adult acne after years of relatively clear skin. Benzyol peroxide had been my miracle acne product but then I developed contact dermatitis and could no longer use it :( I honestly could not go more than a day without a new pimple developing despite using other prescription acne grade products, vitamin A as well as expensive spa treatments. I have been on Aczone about a month and have had instant results, I have not had a cystic pimple since. I still get blackheads and have milia on my chin/jawline but no pimples/whiteheads/cysts to speak of and have had no issues with dry skin. The product is pricey but I will save in the long run not wasting my money on others that don't work."

   
8.0

lcwh (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2016

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For Acne "Hands down the BEST acne treatment I've ever tried. Been on many, tried a lot of different products. Hormonal/food triggered acne has been a part of my life since 13. Tried aczone from my dr at 28 and haven't looked back for a year. Doesn't dry out skin, I feel a breakout coming in, put it on at nighttime and breakout gone completely in 1-2 days. Give it a try! Works fabulous :)"

   
10

Linds07 November 21, 2016

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For Acne "I had moderate hormonal breakouts and was prescribed this by my dermatologist. He raved about its effects although it was a "newer" product on the market. He admitted that he was biased because he was a spokesman for this medication (red flag - no celebrity uses proactive and no doc pushes meds unless they're getting paid for it.) used it for 3 months which he said most patients saw an 85% success rate - I was not one of those patients. If anytbibf my skin was worse while using aczone. I had more breakouts than ever before and in areas I hadn't had breakouts in. They were more red and frequent than when I started using aczone. Everyone reacts to mess differently but this was a huge waste of time and money that in the end made my acne worse"

   
1.0

Dissatisfiedx100 November 6, 2016

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For Acne "This medicine is amazing! I've been on 10-15 different acne medicines and this is hands down the best. It doesn't dry out your skin and is an excellent spot treatment with breakouts gone is days"

   
10

Laura3lizzard7 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 25, 2016

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For Acne "Was prescribed aczone to use once my skin was already mostly cleared by dermatologist. It made me break out all over in tiny little bumps. It was terrible and took months to get rid of."

   
1.0

Leahkkk October 1, 2016

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For Acne "I have never written a review in my life but usually read other reviews for insight. I promised myself that if I'll find a single product to help my cystic acne - I would post my very first review. I just turned 27, never had acne as a teenager, started getting horrible,huge, cystic acne lumps about three years ago and it kept getting worse, really a nightmare. I was afraid to go to the doctor as they would constantly try to prescribe birth control, which I am very much against. Finally, in May I went to see a dermatologist and she suggested aczone. and warned me that it may not even help my terrible acne and if it does it would only start working after 3 months. She was right about three months, it took exactly 3 months until I started se"

   
9.0

FreshFaceReview September 27, 2016

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For Acne "I wrote a review Sept 1! So yes, it did great like I said for healing my acne on my chin and keeping it at bay. My birth control, after being on it for a month, hasn't quite cleared my acne so I've been forming some new spots with the aczone. My derm just put me on tazorac 5 days ago (a type of retinol) so hopefully I begin to get some more clearing! I suggest, so did my derm, using aczone with some other medication. I love aczone though, I definitely believe it's helping! I use it in the morning after cleansing with cetaphil and I apply it, then apply lotion and whatever makeup 20 mins after. My derm did bump me up to the 7.5%."

   
9.0

Phoebs2 September 13, 2016

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For Acne "So I've been on Aczone for 3 full days now, and I know that's not long but I'm really impressed with this stuff! I had a sudden and embarrassing breakout on my chin/mouth area from switching to another oral birth control (instead of large cystic acne it was tiny red breakouts everywhere) and I saw an ad for this so I decided to give it a try. Immediately the next say I saw it was drying a few pimples! On day 3, id say half my acne is healing or gone. I'm hoping a week from now my acne will be mostly gone. It can be drying but not anything crazy. I use the 5% gel in the morning and at night, along with my cetaphil cleanser. I don't use lotion at night but in the morning I use philosophy clear days ahead lotion and some makeup. I'll update!"

   
9.0

Phoebs September 1, 2016

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For Acne "Never written a review but this product is sensational. Best creme on the market, doesn't irritate skin and very effective for preventing and healing acne. Works well on face but even better on chest/back I found. Just a few heads up. Don't use with any hydrogen peroxide based products(moisturizer creme etc) at this will temporarily turn your skin brown. Also don't apply too much at a time as it takes a long time to absorb(it will be visible for a short period). After using accutane I thought that was the only thing that could really help acne but this works almost as well"

   
10

Canadian David August 19, 2016

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For Acne "Before I was prescribed Aczone, I looked on this site for reviews. I've been on it for about 9 weeks now and, while I've never written a review of a drug, this one warrants it. In my early 20's, I started breaking out worse than I ever did as a teenager. I tried OTC everything, which did nothing, and even shelled out for Proactiv which only seemed to inflame it. When finally I went to the derm she told me that adult onset acne is common and that Aczone+antibiotic would kick it. The antibiotic (minocycline) was awful and after vomiting for 2 days I went off it. Aczone on its own, however, has been a true lifesaver. My painful, deep, cystic acne is gone. Only rare whiteheads now. Truly life changing. I wish I could post before/after pix."

   
10

SG2223 August 14, 2016

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For Acne "Worked great in the beginning for a month or so, but that was about it. Even with my excellent insurance, this wasn't covered, but I was given a coupon which made it FREE. If not, it would've been in the $300 range. That aside, I used all the samples I got and I saw some results, so I filled the prescription. Long story short, I saw no lasting effects. The good about this, there was no burning, peeling, etc. Out of all the acne creams I used, which is a lot over the course of 10-15 years, tazoratene worked best."

   
2.0

AnSF99 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 2, 2016

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For Acne "I've had moderate acne until I was about 15 then it started breaking out severely on my cheeks since I moved to Texas with the weather and hormones started kicking in. Also I was always oily and still am sadly And going to the dermatologist to figure out how to deal with it. I'm now 17 and I never wear makeup and religiously wash my face and use a toner. I went to the dermatologist Recently and they gave me a prescription of Aczone and it cleared my face up in about 1 and a half to 2 months. My face burned, purged, and dried (don't pick!!!!!!!)but it helped. You just have to stick with it and give yourself a Pep talk that it's worth it at the end. I'm am left with a few pimples. it's better than the cystic outbreaks and clogged pores I had."

   
10

Summer Girl (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 27, 2016

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For Acne "I am a male in his late twenties and have struggled with mild acne for over 15 years. I have used, benzo proxide, exfoliants, tea tree oil, low GI diet, no skin touching and many other tools without consistent success. I have been using Aczone for 10 days and have had amazing results. I have had very few new spots appear on my face and when they do only last for 2-3 days. My pores felt clogged after application the first few days, but have adjusted to the texture. The anti-inflammation really reduced the redness in my face and gives me a nice even tone. Azcone has clearly made an impact on me having clear skin. I’ll follow up with status updates as my skin progresses."

   
10

Dan316 July 26, 2016

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For Acne "The "con" is that it really does take continual use for a good 6-8 weeks to see results. The "pro" is that when I'm using it my skin has never been so clear. I stopped using it a month or so ago when my skin was looking great and about a week after I stopped using it my skin broke out again (horribly) and it reminded me of what life was like before aczone. It really makes a difference!"

   
10

CindyLo July 17, 2016

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For Acne "I trust you'll take this medication off the market. The before/after photos on your television ads show no visible improvements as compared with ProActive. Don't buy this junk: The side effects are awful."

   
1.0

zeenie, Ph.D., RN (taken for less than 1 month) July 16, 2016

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For Acne "I have suffered from cystic acne for almost 10 years. I've tried every topical known to man and not one, but TWO rounds of Accutane. But it still comes back. I started using Aczone once a day (at night) with a basic moisturizer and have noticed a phenomenal difference. It hasn't healed me because when I'm lazy refilling my prescription, my skin breaks out again. But at least I know it's working when I do use it. Only downside: it's expensive! Ask your derm for a coupon!"

   
9.0

spartyon June 22, 2016

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For Acne "I highly recommend trying this product. Discounts are available depending on your health insurance provider and Dermatologist. I first I didn't follow the directions and used sometimes once a day. Once I started using it twice a day I noticed fantastic results. This paired along with Cerve moisturizer (the night version) really did change my life."

   
10

Acnenolonger June 9, 2016

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For Acne "Hi, I've been using this product over 3years and I'm completely satisfied. My skin in super dry and It's really really working for me. While I'm using this, my face is clear. I've tried everything but nothing worked except ACZONE!!! It's expensive but totally worth it, give it a try."

   
10

Anonymous June 8, 2016

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For Acne "I've been using aczone for close to a year now. I used to use it 2x daily but now I mostly use it a night along with differin. Wow, what a difference it has made for my skin! I would recommend using a basic moisturizer as it can be slightly drying. Also give the medicine some time, it took several months before I saw positive results, but my acne hasn't returned since. It won't clear everything as I still get an occasional pimple or two but the regimen I used got rid of my major acne, specifically my forehead."

   
9.0

Anonymous June 3, 2016

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For Acne "I absolutely love this prescription. I use the .5% medication (looking forward to using the new Aczone 7.5% that just came out that I can apply once a day) which I apply to my face twice a day. I also use this along with Retin-A (but the generic version) and it works great! I never used Aczone by itself so I don't know what the results would be for me. I also took Amoxicillin while using these products which sped up the healing process but I stopped taking the Amoxicillin since I am on another medication so it's not necessary. Anyway, I think this product is great and has truly worked for me and I have tried other products that didn't necessarily give me the results I was looking for."

   
10

Keesa (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 23, 2016

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For Acne "While pregnant with my 3rd child, in my early 30's, I began getting horrible acne, mostly on my chin. It was a combo of white/blackheads & big cyst-like pimples and a lot of redness! How embarrassing & painful. I seen a handful of physicians who prescribed different combos of oral and topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A and who knows what else, but nothing worked. Very frustrating! So after about 4 years of this (& scars now) I finally seen a derm. who prescribed Aczone (twice a day) & Tazarac (every night). These were winners for me! What a relief. It did take at least 4 weeks or so to see a big difference but my face eventually completely cleared up!!! The results outweigh the side effects (skin peeling mainly). Worth the $$!"

   
10

dniceo (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 21, 2016

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For Acne "Did not work at all for me. So disappointed. It was very expensive. And I think it might have made my skin worse."

   
1.0

memememe1234 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 4, 2016

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For Acne "I got recommended by my derm to use this to treat my acne. it literally burnt my face! my skin feels like leather, and in the first 2 days my face started peeling extremely bad, and the burning is too much to take. I do not recommend."

   
1.0

haileexxxo March 26, 2016

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For Acne "I have very moderate/sporadic acne (primarily hormonal). My derm prescribed Aczone as more of a preventative treatment for those hormonal flare ups. At first, it appeared as though Aczone was helping the few pimples I had on my chin and T-zone, however, tt ended up clogging my pores really badly (cheeks and forehead). I stuck it out for 2 weeks, using as prescribed, and ultimately had to ditch it. Sad because I really wanted to love Aczone!"

   
5.0

MiReviewer March 18, 2016

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