How fast will my acne treatment work?

Acne treatment is a process that can take time, as the skin needs time to gradually adapt to the treatment prescribed by your doctor.

  • Although your acne should improve after a few weeks of treatment, it can get worse before it gets better.
  • The outbreak may occur in the first 4 to 8 weeks of treatment.
  • You should try to follow the treatment plan as prescribed for 3 months before deciding to continue or change medications.
  • If your acne is not severe, you may see results and improvements much faster than if you have very severe acne, the changes in these cases may take between 6 to 9 months or more to disappear.

The most successful way to treat acne is to be consistent with your treatment.