Skin not improving yet?

When treating acne and skin aging, dedication and patience are key.

While some members see results right away, it takes some time and patience for most of us to start seeing results.

When treating acne, we can't judge how a person is responding to prescription treatment until at least 6-8 weeks have passed (although most see improvement within the first 4-6 weeks). Treatment is an ongoing process with gradual improvement (and some setbacks) until the tendency to break out has passed. Note that this improvement period can vary greatly.

For skin aging prevention and treatment, some (but not all!) members have a bit of an adjustment period. Even after your skin has adjusted, it’s only after months of regular use (along with daily sunscreen) that most members see benefits.

There is, of course, a broad spectrum of results that may happen — from dramatic change within a few weeks, to very subtle change after a year. We’ve seen it all.

If it’s been 6-8 weeks without improvement, be sure to message your dermatology provider so that they can help make any necessary changes.

When beginning prescription treatment, some acne patients (and even some patients without pre-existing acne) may go through a “purging” period, where new acne appears. Your skin is likely adjusting to the medication - this may occur not just with Curology, but with prescriptions, you may receive from your local dermatologist, and, also, at times, with over-the-counter products with active ingredients.  

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