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Frequently asked questions
How do I take the formula?
Zilch Acne Formula by Dr. Vivian Tam is in tablet form. The tablets are made up of herbal medicine extracts pressed into tablets.
When can I expect results?
Patients report changes in skin within 1 – 2 weeks. Inflammation has reduced and new breakouts are much more infrequent. Clear skin may be noted within 6 – 8 weeks of use.
Everyone responds differently to treatments and times may vary from person to person, however, these reports are what is most commonly seen in clinic-use.
Can I take Zilch when I'm pregnant?
No. Zilch Acne Formula should not be taking during pregnancy.
Can I use Zilch Acne Formula for mild acne?
Yes. Zilch Acne Formula is designed with herbal ingredients that help with reducing inflammation and clearing toxicity in the body. The same patterns often exist with mild-acne, so Zilch Acne Formula can be beneficial.
I have teenage acne. Can I take Zilch Acne Formula?
Teenage acne can often be more difficult to manage due to the hormones changing during puberty. Zilch Acne Formula may help reduce the severity and manage teenage acne and it’s symptoms.
I am on the contraceptive pill/Implanon/IUD. Can I take Zilch?
Yes. Zilch Acne Formula is safe to use while on birth control medication and devices.
Is there anyone that shouldn't take Zilch Acne Formula?
Individuals taking anticoagulants or individuals at risk of bleeding problems should seek medical advice before taking Zilch. Do not use if pregnant or likely to become pregnant.
Can I take Zilch while on Roaccutane/acne medication?
I am planning to come off the pill and am worried about my skin breaking out. Can Zilch help?
Yes. Zilch Acne Formula can assist in managing your skin breakouts that commonly occur when people stop the contraceptive pill. General advice is to take it 2 weeks before you finish the last day of the pill.
Can Zilch be taken with other medication?
There are no other TGA contra-indications.
Are there any common side effects or reactions?
No. Zilch is 100% natural, with no added preservatives or nasties. This is general advice only and we cannot take into account specific allergies that individuals may suffer from.
I want a consultation and a specific custom formula made up. Who can I contact?
My skin has cleared up on Zilch. Do I need to keep taking it?
I want to stay on Zilch Acne Formula on a maintenance dose after my skin has cleared up. Can I do this?
I am breastfeeding. Can I take Zilch?
Zilch Acne Formula is made from 100% natural herbal ingredients, however, there has not been enough conclusive evidence to make the claim to say that it is s safe or unsafe for breastfeeding. Please consult your medical practitioner before starting on Zilch if you are breastfeeding.
Why do you have to take 8 tablets a day?
It sounds like a lot because we are generally used to the “1 a day” supplement dose. Because Zilch’s active ingredients are purely made with herbal extracts and not synthetically derived, the dosage needs to be higher to get the therapeutic benefit. You’re really just taking potent herbs in a tablet.
Are the tablets chewable?
Yes of course you can crush them and take them in hot water, however, the herbs are extremely bitter, a taste that you would not disguise in a smoothie, or tolerate chewing. Our advice, if you cannot swallow them, is to crush them, add hot water (1/4 cup) until dissolved into a liquid, hold your nose and have it as a quick shot!
The powder is dispensed in Dr. Vivian’s clinic, and that is how her patients take it in powder form.
Can men use Zilch?
Absolutely YES! Zilch can be used by both men and women. Our formula works on repairing imbalances within the body so this is applicable to both males and females.