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A 19-year-old female asked:

what's the difference between retin-a & benzoyl peroxide? and should i use both to get rid of acne? thank you :)

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Two good meds: One or the other or both for acne. If prescription medication is required, it supplements this. Retinoic acid may be better if you have mostly blackheads, benzoyl peroxide otherwise. If your acne is on your trunk or is mom more than mild, you will need prescription strength stuff as well.

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