How Long Does It Take for Acne Treatment to Work?

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Acne can be a source of frustration and stress. It can also leave scars that give you rough, uneven skin. We offer a range of acne treatments to manage your condition. At Levy Dermatology, we customize your acne treatment to make sure you see results.

What is Acne? 

Acne develops when dirt and dead skin cells clog your pores, trapping oil and bacteria. The bacteria can cause inflammation that makes your acne red and sore. Touching or picking at these blemishes can introduce more bacteria and may leave scars. Hormones have a strong effect on acne, but genetics and your skincare routine also play a role.

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How Long Does it Take for Acne Treatment to Work?

You most likely want to see your acne treatment work as quickly as possible. However, some methods can take a while to work. A medical-grade skincare routine can take several weeks of consistent use to see results, and most in-office treatments require several sessions for you to see full results. DiamondGlow®, our most effective acne treatment, provides immediate results that steadily improve over time. 

How is Acne Treated?

We treat acne with personalized treatment plans that include any combination of treatments needed to give you lasting results. Treatment options include:

Topicals and Medications

You may be able to manage your acne with a targeted medical-grade skincare routine. If at-home treatments do not provide results, your Levy dermatologist can prescribe medications. Oral treatments can have bothersome side effects, so some people prefer to avoid them if possible. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing and Microneedling

These in-office treatments can improve acne, but they work especially well for treating acne scars. Both have additional benefits beyond treating acne. However, they are not the most effective acne treatments available. 


DiamondGlow® is our preferred acne treatment. This three-in-one treatment exfoliates your skin, extracts material from your pores, and infuses the skin with medical-grade serums. Regular DiamondGlow® treatments keep skin clear, bright, and smooth. 

Is There Any Downtime With Acne Treatment?

Most acne treatments do not have downtime, although prescription-strength treatments can have side effects. Microneedling and laser treatments may cause some sensitivity and redness for a few days. DiamondGlow® has no downtime and allows you to return to your usual routine immediately. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Treatment? 

Your Levy Dermatology provider can help anyone develop an effective acne treatment plan. One reason we like DiamondGlow® is its ability to work gently on any skin type, including sensitive and acne-prone. Anyone with acne is a good candidate for treatment, and we can help you achieve clear skin and relief from your acne frustrations. 

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To learn more about acne treatment, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas

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Learn more today about medical and cosmetic dermatology services today. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained medical staff at Levy Dermatology will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.