IS Aczone™ GEL?
Gel is the only FDA approved topical acne medication that contains
dapsone. How Aczone gel actually works is unclear, but clinical studies
show that it reduces acne with minimal irritation and redness. Aczone
gel is based on a Solvent Micro Particulate (SMP) delivery.
It is easy to use and minimally irritating.
is a disorder of the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) located at the
base of the hair follicle resulting in plugged pores and outbreaks of varying
degrees of acne lesions commonly referred to as pimples and zits.
Acne lesions occur most commonly on areas that have the highest concentration
of sebaceous glands: face, neck, upper back, chest and shoulders.
When these oil glands become overactive and plug up the primary lesion
of acne, comedones, commonly referred to as a blackheads (open comedones)
or whiteheads (closed comedones) develop. Comedones are non inflammatory
lesions characteristic of Grade I acne. The classic "pimple" develops
as the bacteria (Propionibacterium
acnes) beneath the skin thrive on this oil and produce redness and
pus, Grade II - Grade III. As this infection spreads into the deeper
layers of the skin pustules and cysts can develop, Grade IV.
IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO ACNE? ADULTS & TEENAGERS!
is the most common skin disease affecting over 70 million people worldwide,
over 17 million in the United States. Acne is not just an adolescent condition.
Acne usually begins around puberty due to an increase in hormonal levels
and usually tends to resolve within 10 years, but there is an increasing
number of people, mostly women, wo are being troubled by acne later in
life. Acne affects nearly 85% of all adolescents and teens are troubled
with acne. Nearly 5 million American adults suffer from acne and
women are twice as likely as men to develop adult acne. In women,
an increase in hormones prior to their menstrual cycle tends to make acne
DO I NEED TO TREAT ACNE?
acne is not a serious life threatening condition, if not treated acne can
cause permanent scarring. Grade III and IV Acne with deep pustules
and cysts result in scarring.
QUALIFIES FOR AN ONLINE Aczone™ GEL CONSULTATION?
you are 18 years or older, not pregnant or breast feeding, and have been
diagnosed by a physician with acne vulgaris - Grade I, II or III you are
eligible for an online Aczone™ Gel physician consultation.
you have Grade IV acne you need to see your physician or dermatologist
DOES Aczone™ GEL WORK TO TREAT
Gel is applied directly to the face or the affected area twice a
day. Acne forms when hormones trigger an abnormal accumulation of
skin cells and an overproduction of oil in skin pores. The pores
(hair follicle) become clogged, forming a plug, and enable bacteria to
grow and comedones (whiteheads & blackheads) and papules and pustules
and nodules (pimples) develop. How Aczone works is unclear, but
Aczone™ Gel is effective at clearing up pimples, whiteheads and blackheads
in 41% of patients
WHAT MAKES Aczone™
DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ACNE CREAMS AND GELS?
Gel in addition to being the only FDA-approved topical acne medication
to contain the unique exclusive active ingredient, dapsone
WHEN & FOR HOW
OFTEN DO I USE Aczone™
Gel is applied to the skin just twice a day in the morning and in
the evening before bedtime. Aczone™ Gel must be used consistently
as there is no instant or immediate cure for acne. Aczone™ Gel is approved
to be used on the faced and or body. But do NOT apply to mucous membranes,
lips or eyes.
Wash the affected area with a mild, gentile, non-soap cleanser such as
a Cetpahil cleanser. Avoid harsh astringents and scrubs.
Pat dry with a soft towel to remove excess water. Never rub harshly.
Apply a pea-size amount of Gel. Spread a thin film evenly over the
entire face, avoiding the eyes, lips, angles of the nose, and mucous membranes.
Try not to touch the treated areas. Aczone™ Gel can also be used on the
trunk as well as the face.
Wash your hands
care and treatment, acne can be controlled and scarring may be prevented.
Use Aczone™ Gel exactly as prescribed. Applying excessive amounts
or using the formulation more than twice a day will not produce better
results and may cause severe redness, peeling and discomfort.
HAPPENS IF I MISS A DAY? CAN I JUST USE MORE Aczone™
THE NEXT DAY?
Gel is formulated for twice-daily use. It works best and has the
lowest risk of possible side effects if used only twice daily and "less
is more." Use only a pea sized drop. Apply the missed dose as soon
as you remember. But if it is almost time for your next dose, wait
until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do NOT
use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. If you miss a
day do not use larger amounts the next day as this increases the risk of
irritation and will not speed up the healing process.
GEL WORK WELL ON DARK SKIN?
Aczone™ Gel is safe and effective on all skin colors.
HOW LONG BEFORE I
can take up 8 - 12 weeks before you start to see improvement and with continued
use further improvement is expected. How long it takes to clear
your pimples will depend on the severity of your acne. Larger pimples
or more severe cases of acne may take longer to clear than milder cases.
Use Aczone™ Gel consistently even after your acne goes away on areas
where outbreaks usually occur for prevention. If your acne does not
start to improve within 12 weeks, check with your own doctor.
GEL DIFFER FROM RETIN-A & OTHER
Gel is the only FDA-topical medication that has the ingredient dapsone.
It does not contain Retin A or benzoyl peroxide. Aczone™ Gel is MUCH
GENTLER to your skin than retinoid products with significantly less skin
dryness and skin irritation. Aczone™ Gel has been shown to
be more effective with better tolerance and less side effects
FACTORS PLAY A PREDISPOSING OR EXACERBATING ROLE IN ACNE?
plays a very important role. Acne is a hereditary disease.
Most people with acne know someone in the family that also had it at sometime.
If both parents had severe acne, you too will have significant acne.
If nobody in your family has bad acne, chances are you will not get severe
acne. The acne skin that has overactive sebaceous glands with increased
cellular and oil production is inherited and these are the precise factors
that Aczone™ GEL work against and controls.
play a role and during adolescence those prone to acne will begin to break
out. Usually the acne outbreaks subside within 10 years but may continue
on into adulthood. Women are especially prone to outbreaks during
the hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle. It is the
male hormone in both males and females that is the cause the sebaceous
oil gland to become overactive and result in acne outbreaks.
During stressful times such as school exams, deadlines etc the male hormone
in both males and females rise resulting in increased acne flare-ups.
The bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes, which grows beneath the skin thrives
on the oil in the sebaceous gland and plays an important role in the changes
of noninflammatory acne to inflammatory acne.
DIET or BAD HABITS CAUSE ACNE OUTBREAKS? MYTH or FACT?
the beginning of time poor diet and a number of bad habits have been blamed
as the leading causes for acne outbreaks. But the truth is that they
have little or nothing to do with it. And while proper nutrition,
exercise and plenty of sleep are great for general health, they do not
have anything to do with preventing or curing acne.
People who don't wash enough get acne.
If your skin is clean it won't break out.
This is not true. Over-washing may actually irritate you skin. The
blackheads are pores clogged with oil and an accumulation of skin
cells within the pore, not dirt. Bacteria that reside under the skin (not
on the surface of the skin) in the pores cause the inflammation of the
hair follicles that contribute to the formation of pimples.
What you eat plays a big part in how your
skin looks. For example, chocolate and greasy, fired "fast foods"
cause your skin to break out or make your complexion worse.
Food is neither the cause nor the cure for acne, yet many acne sufferers
have followed difficult diets for years. For the most part, the food
that you eat has little to do with acne outbreaks. The notion that
chocolate or greasy, fried fast foods lead to greasy skin is incorrect.
The oils you ingest has nothing to do with oil manufactured in your skin
by the sebaceous gland. Although chocolate and greasy foods causing
acne is a myth, it is possible for an individual to have a unique sensitivity
to a certain food. If you believe a particular food causes your acne
to flare up, avoid it for at least 60 days and see if your acne improves.
GEL BE USED ALONG WITH OTHER SKIN MEDICATIONS
should not be used along with other anti-acne products containing Retinoid,
retinoic acid, trinitoin or Vitamin A such as Retin-A, Retinol, Renova
or Differin gel, cream or solution.
should not be used with any skin products containing sulfur, resorcinol
or salicylic acid.
should not be used with any abrasive or medicated soaps, astringents, alcohol,
lime, or witch-hazel products, or any products than can be drying or irritating
to the skin.
should not be used with products containing alpha hydroxy, hydroxy or glycolic
acid containing products.
can not be used with any peeling agents, glycolic peels, chemical peels
or laser peels.
should not be used with benzoyl peroxide, Skinoren or Azelex as they may
be drying or irritating.
should not be used with any hair removal products or waxes.
should not be used with Trimethoprim-Sulfomethoxazole.
can be used with non-oily noncomedogenic moisturizers and cosmetics
KIND OF CLEANSER SHOULD I USE WHILE USING Aczone™
is not caused by dirt, and too much vigorous washing can dry your skin
or even aggravate your acne. Cleansing twice a day is sufficient
with a mild, NONSOAP, fragrance-free cleanser such as Cetaphil® Cleansing
Bars or Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleansers. Do not use medicated
soaps and cleansers that have a strong drying affect.
I WEAR MAKEUP WHILE USING Aczone™
you can wear makeup. Do NOT use oil-based makeup or cosmetics that
have an abrasive, drying or peeling action. Make sure than when you
buy cosmetics, moisturizers or any other skin products they are labeled
as "noncomedogenic" or "nonacnegenic." This means that they are not
likely to cause whiteheads or blackheads.
GEL SHOULD I USE A MOISTURIZER ?
acne medication including Aczone™ GEL can be drying, it may be helpful
to use a moisturizer. Use a mild, fragrance-free, non-oily, non-irritating
moisturizer that is noncomedogenic. Make sure your moisturizer does
NOT contain alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids, retinoid, retinol, vitamin
A, trinitoin, or any other drying or irritating agent. Cetaphil®
Moisturizers are a possible choice.
WHILE TAKING Aczone™
I USE TANNING BEDS OR SUNBATHE?
using Aczone™ GEL, you must avoid all sun exposure possible because Aczone™
GEL makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Do NOT sunbathe.
Do NOT use tanning beds or sunlamps. When using Aczone™ GEL you must
ALWAYS take proper precautions to protect sun exposed skin using sunblock,
hats and protective clothing. Never apply Aczone™ GEL to sunburned
GEL SAFE FOR LONG-TERM USE?
data supports the safety and efficacy of Aczone™ Gel over a period of 12
ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS of Aczone™
Gel is gentle on the skin, but a percentage of patients do experience some
skin irritation which is reversible when the treatment is discontinued
or reduced in frequency. The most common side effects are erythema
(redness), dryness, oiliness, and peeling of the skin being treated.
Most of these reactions are not severe and occur during the first month
of treatment and resolve with continued use.
irritation occurs, blistering, crusting or swelling discontinue use and
check with your physician.
medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to
Aczone: difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.
SHOULD NOT USE Aczone™ GEL?
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS
FOR Aczone™ GEL?
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel if you are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.
Aczone™ Gel MAY HARM unborn baby.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel if you are breast feeding.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel if you are allergic or have hypersensitivity to any of the
ingredients in Aczone™ GEL Gel:
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel if you have Glucose-6-Phosphatase Dehydrogenase Deficiency
(G6PD) which can make you more prone to hemolysis.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel on broken skin, cuts, abrasions, or sunburned skin.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel on lips, eyes, mouth, nose, or other mucous membranes.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel if you suffer from eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel along with Benzoyl Peroxide products.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel if taking Trimethorim-Sulfomethoxazole.
Do NOT use
Aczone™ Gel with hair removers, waxes or skin products with alcohol, spices,
astringents or lime.
is NOT to be used in children or anyone under the age of 18. Not
approved for pediatric use below age 12 but we do not prescribe for anyone
less than 18 year of age online.
will not prescribe Aczone™
Gel to anyone under the age of 18. Also
Aczone™ Gel should NOT
used by pregnant women, women attempting to become pregnant or women who
are breast feeding or anyone with G6PD.
GEL ACNE HOME PAGE for Aczone™ GEL PRESCRIPTION