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A 18-year-old male asked:

How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work? i am still breaking out like normal(first week)

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Normal: It takes several more weeks than one. In 12 weeks it is maximally effective.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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