What are your experiences with Duac Gel?Watch
I'm not going to lie and say it was a pleasurable experience over the 5 months but I'm 100% glad I went through it because my skin is now completely clear and not had a single spot since I come off. I wouldn't let the sort of horror stories put you off going on the drug.
However, it certainly isn't something you try without having previously exhausted all other forms of treatment.
Should i be more patient and stick with it for longer or should i ask my doctor for a different product?
It cleared up my acne within 2 months- but my skin became so dehydrated it actually aged in parts (fine lines around my mouth and forehead!) so now I take anti-biotics (not as effective as Duac but they don't damage skin). Use an intensive moisturizer alongside duac (Clarins is good, its what i'm currently using to repair the damage) and a rich foundation- my skin would literally drink my make-up when I was using Duac.
With things like duac and anything you use for acne it takes 2-4 months before you see any major improvement...duac helped me quite a bit but it dried my skin out really badly. Even if you cant see the drying effects right now be sure to moisturise twice a day, using a heavy moisturiser in the evening. For now i would say stick with it, your doctor would probably advise the same to be honest since in the instructions sheet it says the gel is not immediate acting.
By the way Duac is supposed to lessen the amount of acne not really get rid of it completely.