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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?

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

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How long till I see results with benzoyl peroxide 5 percent gel ?

How long till I see results with benzoyl peroxide 5 percent gel ?

A few weeks: Topical acne medication should be used daily for at least 2 weeks before expecting results. Sometimes additional medication may be necessary for results. ...Read more

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Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad .how do I treat it ? Thanks

Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad .how do I treat it ? Thanks

Chemical burn: You are sensitive to either the harsh astringent or other chemicals in that product. Use OTC hydrocortisone cream with moisturizing cream or lotions. Try using smaller quantities and rinse better next time you use similar products. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use "benzoyl peroxide gel 5% " & "contractubex gel " at the same day to the same area of face ?

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

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