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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long does benzoyl peroxide take to clear skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
4-12 weeks: Benzoyl peroxide will improve acne in 4 weeks or less and continue to show improvement up to 12 weeks.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
3weeks + : It generally will take about 3 weeks but the use of other components of a comprehensive skin care regiment may accomplish after and longer results including other topical and oral medications and avoidance of comedogenic products, .
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How long will it take benzoyl peroxide to work?

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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
A Verified Doctoranswered
17 years experience
Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start working from day 1 to prevent new pimples. However, it can take up to 8 weeks for pimples to form, and some under the surface of your skin may still pop up in that 8 week period. Be patient! don't stop your acne medications and you will see results.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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