I was prescribed this lotion on the 4th of December 2012 after visiting the doctor complaining of acne, like I said before I have ‘mild acne’ but was getting fed up of trying lots of treatments and not getting results. Once we’d talked about what I’d tried before (treatments made with Benzol Peroxide and Salicylic Acid) the wonderful doctor looked through what looked like the doctors bible and found some acne treatments for sensitive skin. Whilst she was doing this I started banging on about how I wanted to try oral antibiotics because I didn’t want to overload my face with new things, but the typical acne treatments like Roaccutane can cancel out other medications and can have some serious side effects; I would only be able to try these if nothing else worked….my plan had failed! Well not really but I was half hoping for an easy way to cure it.
Dalacin T topical lotion seemed like the best option for now, it’s an acne treatment that kills the bacteria, the kind of bacteria that feeds on sebum (vile). It contains Clindamycin which will (hopefully) kill this bacteria by controlling the spread of the bacteria and allow the sebaceous glands in my skin to calm down and heal. Having an anti-bacterial treatment seemed like a good idea because although I’m conscious of keeping everything that touches my face clean, I was probably helping the bacteria spread!
This lotion comes in a roller ball, which is apparently not sold here in the UK anymore but from forums I gather that it is still sold in the US; I’ve got the normal cap top one. The lotion itself is a milky thin substance that doesn’t smell of anything really which was quite a nice surprise and I was told I wouldn’t see results until 6 weeks or more so I think this is a good time to do my first review.
After applying this morning and night to a clean face I started to see my skin clear up within a week, I didn’t have a ‘new’ blemish and the ones I did have were less inflamed and noticeable; and its been like this quite consistently since. The only time I’ve noticed a flare up is when my hormones invite themselves in for a week or two. The only side-effects I’ve noticed are that my skin is even more oily if that’s even possible, but this is something I’ve read on forums; people often say that you won’t see real results until you’ve finished the bottle so I still have time. My skin is still quite red in places and I have scars, pigmentation and large pores so that’s something I can talk about and review in a few weeks.
The instructions on how to use this treatment say that any other use of targeted acne treatment should be stopped whilst on the course so maybe stripping back your skincare routine can help you see better results. Overall I think this lotion is helping, but it’ll be interesting to see how long for (I’ll post about it when I finish the course)
Has anyone else tried this? And does anyone know anything about oral antibiotics for mild acne?