I’ve been using my treatment plan for a few weeks and I haven’t seen any improvement. I’m so frustrated!

Acne treatment truly is a skin journey. Acne treatments take time to work. While minimal improvement may be noted in the first 2 months of treatment, results really start to kick in during the third month of treatment and beyond. While those with milder acne may experience rapid improvement, moderate-to-severe acne typically takes about 6-9 months (or longer) to clear. There is a delicate balance between using strong medications that are more effective and avoiding side effects. The skin often needs time to adjust to treatment in a stepwise fashion.  

Our acne medications truly work best in combination. Topical medications are the cornerstone of acne treatment. If your doctor has recommended a topical medication which you haven’t started, you will likely experience suboptimal improvement. If you can’t afford your entire treatment plan, you can message your doctor asking for the priority of the medications prescribed. 

We encourage you to keep up with your treatment plan and be as consistent as possible. If you don’t see any improvement after two months, you can submit a follow-up visit with your dermatologist at any time. As a reminder, any visit costs are applied to future prescription orders.