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A 23-year-old female asked:

Mild acne, used benzoyl peroxide 5% gel on entire face overnight for past 2 months twice a week. got red, itchy, burning feeling. now stopped using but skin has red slightly atrophic blotches. is it permanent ? did i give myself chemical burn?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Did your face blister or peel? If not I expect no permanent facial skin damage. The face has a great blood supply for healing.

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