Aczone claims that you can eliminate your acne and see significant results in just 12 weeks.
They provide before and after pictures and they claim that it will help you to finally see the results you need. So does it work?
Aczone is advertised to work in a different manner than most acne cures. Rather than using harsh ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or antibiotics it uses dapsone. Aczone is a prescription acne treatment but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s superior to other products.
One of the draws of Aczone is that it is advertised to work especially for adults. Most acne treatments work for teenagers and there are few that are formulated specifically to treat adult acne. Does that make Aczone the right choice for your acne?
Aczone uses a 5% concentration of an ingredient called dapsone. Dapsone has been clinically proven to fight acne. However, judging by the pictures, its results are rather small and take time to say the least. To get full results with Aczone it takes at least three months which can be a long time to wait for clear skin particularly when there are so many alternative acne treatments that work much faster.
Sometimes prescription acne treatments take longer to work but we would still like to see results sooner than 3 months down the road!
If Aczone doesn’t work like benzoyl peroxide or an antibiotic, how does it work?
Although Aczone specifically says it is “not an antibiotic” the main ingredient belongs to the antibiotic family. When you use an antibiotic for acne treatment it works by reducing the number of bacteria in and around the follicle. In addition it can reduce chemicals produced by white blood cells. This is an effective way to treat acne depending on the cause for your acne.
All in all, the reality is that this formula is not likely to work the way you want and along the way it may also cause some side effects such as redness, feelings of warmth, irritation, itching, peeling, redness, hyperpigmentation, increased sun sensitivity, stinging, and dermatitis. These are of course common to a number of different products such including those with benzoyl peroxide.
Products with benzoyl peroxide seem to show substantially better results. They cause side effects, but they are a bit better. The thing is we would never promote something like benzoyl peroxide. But when we can honestly say that benzoyl peroxide is better than this product, which speaks volumes to say the least. It is a scary thought in some ways and the primary reason why aczone is not our first choice.