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Do dermatologist acne products work?

If I go to the dermatologist, will the product they give me work?!

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Different products work for different people. Acne's cause is different for each person. Your dermatologist will analyze your skin and prescribe what is appropriate. You will need to use it exactly as they tell you to. It may take a couple of weeks before you see results though so do not be disappointed if it does not work over night. Be patient and use what they prescribe in the manner in which they prescribe it. :0)

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Should I show them the acne products I've been using Before?
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Yes, absolutely. Take what you have used before with you. That will help t hem decide what will work best for your skin. Be sure to tell them exactly HOW you have been using those products as well.
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Yes you should take them. The dermatologist will let you know if its helping you or not
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I stopped using it because I think the scalylic acid in it dried up and skin and made it peel.
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Yeah there's a possibility cause they are expert on skin. So yes it will work

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Do you know how long it will take till my acne clears up?
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Yep, dermatologists specialize in skin care.

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I thought it was pigskin they are specialized with? Lol Jk
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:D you trickster
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A great product to use is these pads called Stridex pads. They will clear anything up in like 2 days. You can find them at any Walgreens. Also what the dermatologist gives will most likely work.

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How long do you think the product they prescribe to me will take?
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If it is a cream I would say about week and a few days and if it is a pad or scrub I would say mostly likely 4 days, but it all depends on how bad what you are trying to clear up is.
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I have this roll on one and I love it i used to have really bad pimples an now i have none

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They are supposed to

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Usually dermatologist products will work. He/she tries to prescribe what is best for your skin type and issue. I suggest using that and maybe a brand such as Nuetrogena or ProActive.

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How will they analyze my skin?
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They may prescribe you a pill to take for it. Just make sure you do research on whatever it is before you take it. Especially if it's bad enough for you to take Accutane.

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What's accutane?
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It's a super sting pill that if you get on can cause major problems. Some people believe it may cause Crohn's disease. I was on it, now I have Crohn's so if I had it to do over again I wouldnt have taken it.
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ScoobyDoo, you seem to be focusing on how long it will take. What's important here is that you use the products as prescribed on a regular basis. Not being consistent will make the product ineffective. Also, going to a Dermatologist is a process. They will prescribe a treatment and then see you again in a few weeks. If it's not working, they will prescribe something else. Every patient is different, so no one can answer 'will it work' and 'how long will it take'. Only you and your Dermatologist can work together to get to the end result you desire, but it will not happen overnight.

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Some of them I like all natural stuff I find that it clears it up faster and makes it stay gone

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