squidger (squidger) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Have you ever been on an acne med routine? What kind of acne did/do you have? Did you use prescriptions or OTC? How long did it take to work?

[My answer]About a week ago I posted here about getting a tattoo. A day or so later, I realized that I should probably get the acne on my back cleared up before being repeatedly jabbed by needles there. I have been seeing a dermatologist, but I wasn't the best about keeping up with the meds. Since the tattoo idea, though, I've been on it. I am currently on Minocin, an oral antibiotic. I also use Aczone (dapsone) in the morning and Differin (adapalene) and Benzoyl peroxide 5% / Clindamycin 1% gel at night. It's been about a week and a half since I've been faithfully using the meds, and there has been some slight improvement, which is exciting. I have a follow-up appointment end of June, and I'm going to ask about what she thinks of getting a tattoo/if I should wait longer. (Also find out which meds I can/can't use after because of bleaching issues.)
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