1) Facial acne usually takes only 4 months for good results.
2) Acne of the back or body needs 1 to 2 years to be cleared. Acne cysts, whiteheads, blackheads will need additional modalities of therapy.
3) Recurrences do occur.
4) all other kinds of scarring are difficult as well
1)Dryness of skin, lips, eyes and nose can occur. Do inform your doctor if this occurs.
2) In some patients, acne will worsen temporarily with the initiation of treatment before it gets better.
Disclaimer: result does vary.
In summary, good skin, clear skin, acne free skin, pimple-free skin, less oily skin, are all possible. PLEASE DO NOT SQUEEZE YOUR PIMPLES.