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Benzoyl Peroxide 10 Gel
I got a dark scar on my face for using 10% benzoyl peroxide gel and 5% gel. and it does not fade. It looks like a dry burn. How can I treat it?
Hyper pigmentation : It sounds like you have an area of hyper pigmentation after inflammation. Some folks tend to do this more than others but there are options for treatment. Brown pigment can respond to lightening creams, IPL, or ablative laser treatments. Generally with lightening creams the pigment can return upon stopping. I lean more toward IPL or Laser. Sometimes it will improve on its own given time. ...Read more
Acne: Erythromycin gel can be drying and so can benzoyl peroxide. So i would be careful mixing them unless your skin can take it. Try it in asmall area first. U should talk to a dermatologist though. Acne can play havoc in a young person's social life! the acne itself can be bad but the scars it leaves behind can be harder! ...Read more
Please can anyone tell specific benzoyl peroxide gel which is easily available in india ? It would be of great help :)
Go to pharmacy: Check with local drug store or online. Should be available everywhere. ...Read more
I am taking benzoyl peroxide gel. This my 2nd day of using it and I am suffering from face swelling. Is it normal!? What should I do!?
Yes: You get a better effect if you do it in reverse. ...Read more
Is it ok to use "benzoyl peroxide gel 5% " & "contractubex gel " at the same day to the same area of face ?
Acne: It would be fine to use them both on the same day. I would not use them at the same time although this would probably be okay too. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: In fact, you might also try just mixing the two together! ...Read more
Which benzoyl peroxide gel is better for blackheads ? Basiron AC 5 % or benzoyl peroxide gel 2.5 % ?
A retinoid: The best product to get rid of blackheads and prevent the formation of new ones is a retinoid. There are several of them such as differin, tazorac and various forms of generic retin-a.Since all of them are available by prescription only you need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to get them. They all can cause dryness so you should start them possibly every other night and then increase. ...Read more
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