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Doctor insights on: Benzoyl Peroxide For Whiteheads

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Is mandelic acid effective at treating acne and whiteheads? How effective is it in comparison to benzoyl peroxide?

Is mandelic acid effective at treating acne and whiteheads? How effective is it in comparison to benzoyl peroxide?

Mandelic acid/acne: Mandelic acid is a weak acid that may help in acne but in my opinion the medical literature is more favorable to benzoyl peroxide for acne therapy... Best to see a dermatologist in person. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Is tretinoin more effective against whiteheads than benzoyl peroxide?

Is tretinoin more effective against whiteheads than benzoyl peroxide?

Yes 4 long term: The answer really depends in the cause but, generally speaking, tretinoin isoprene effective than benzoyl peroxide but their use is not mutually exclusive. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Great choice!: Benzoyl peroxide is a great choice for acne. Use the cream if you have dry skin or the gel if your skin is oily. Don't use too much because it can irritate the skin. ...Read more

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How does benzoyl peroxide work to clear up acne?

How does benzoyl peroxide work to clear up acne?

Kills bacteria: Benzoyl peroxide creates oxygen when in contact with skin. The bacteria causing acne cannot live in the presence of oxygen so actually dies. It also assists in removing dead cells that cause the pores to get plugged which also leads to acne formation. ...Read more

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What can I use besides benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Many choices: Talk to your doctor. You can develop a plan for treating your acne over time. That will help take a lot of the stress out of having acne. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide make acne worse at first?

Does benzoyl peroxide make acne worse at first?

Not always: but BP is just for bacteria and sebum, you need typically something in the vitamin A family for the blackheads. ...Read more

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How good is benzac (benzoyl peroxide) pimple cream?

Very good: Benzac has been around a long time and contains benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Whether it is any better than other over-the-counter bpo creams is unlikely except that brand name benzac ac does have ingredients to help absorption and minimize irritation, which may allow more consistent use and thus better results. Bpo must be used consistently for several weeks to really see the full benefits. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) work for my bad acne?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) work for my bad acne?

Too weak: If you call it bad, you. Need to get with a competent physician now. Clear aril is weak and pricey. We can manage you. ...Read more

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What is the best benzoyl peroxide product to use for acne?

What is the best benzoyl peroxide product to use for acne?

Any BP gel or lotion: Otc benzoyl peroxide is a good treatment for mild acne. It kills p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to work on acne?

How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to work on acne?

Give it 2 weeks: If you're not clear by then, it won't clear you. Get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. Stay on top of it and you can manage your acne. ...Read more

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