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Clearsil Acne Agent
Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Vichy…: …is a lab that produces acne products which have mixed reviews by customers. Clearasil, benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, topical retinoids (vitamin a derivatives) may be enough for mild cases. If not, consult with fp or dermatologist, who may prescribe oral antibiotics or stronger meds for severe cases. ...Read more
None of them: Nearly every new acne patient i see has tried clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) or Proactiv (or both) without success. I understand that i'm only seeing the people who failed on these products, but there are so many, i can't imagine that they work very often. In the long run you will save a lot of money by letting a dermatologist give you prescription meds, rather than wasting your money on otc products that don't work. ...Read more
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Multiple medications: There are many topical medications that may work including benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) epiduo, aczone, retina, or other medications. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are helpful as well. Consult a dermatologist to develop a regimen that works for you. Also avoid conditioner and mousse and hair gel near the front of the scalp. ...Read more
Acne medications don't work well for me, but when i spend time in a hot tub or sauna, my skin clears. How do I recreate the results without swimming.?
No: A variant on the molecule supposedly with fewer side effects / better safety profile was under development a few years ago but was abandoned. For deep cystic acne, Isotretinoin remains by far the best choice, though antibiotics and topical retinoic acid preparations work well for milder cases. ...Read more