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Effect Benzoyl Peroxide
Typically very short: Duration and mostly happens on darker skin, for a day or two, but it is not common so if your skin lightens with BP, have your dermatologist switch you to a different topical antibacterial agent ...Read more
Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common 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
Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start working from day 1 to prevent new pimples. However, it can take up to 8 weeks for pimples to form, and some under the surface of your skin may still pop up in that 8 week period. Be patient! Don't stop your acne medications and you will see results. ...Read more
Depends: Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dictates whether to leave it on. Keep in mind that it may bleach your clothes or linens, so sleep in a raggedy t-shirt if you are using it at night. ...Read more
Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more
Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www. Drugs. Com/cons/benzac-topical. Html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. Differin is a brand of adapalene (http://www. Drugs. Com/differin. Html), which is available by prescription only. Typically we recommend OTC products 1st. Failing that, we then try any number of prescription options. ...Read more
Follow directions: Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne and it comes in liquid, bar, gel lotion or cream form. Start with once daily to see how your skin reacts to this medication. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully. Ask your doctor/pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601026.Html for more info. ...Read more
Several weeks: If you are not clearly improved after two weeks using the stuff as tolerated, get with your physician who can add something that will help more. ...Read more
Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more
I am using clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pads right now that are not really working. Hhow often should I wash it?
Is it possible that benzoyl peroxide usage for a year can make you permanently photosensitive in the areas you used it, even after discontinuation?
Benzyl peroxide: Yes, prolonged use of benzyl peroxide can cause photosensitivitybof the skin. ...Read more
From the company website: The DermaWand® also delivers enriched oxygen. The oxygen bathes the skin, soothing your senses with a fresh and clean fragrance. This enriched oxygen helps renew the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of pore size."
You can use DermaWand® with any skin care products you are currently using, although it’s recommended that you use it with the DermaVital products! ...Read more
3weeks +: It generally will take about 3 weeks but the use of other components of a comprehensive skin care regiment may accomplish after and longer results including other topical and oral medications and avoidance of comedogenic products, . ...Read more
Moistrizer: Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. ...Read more
Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...Read more
Yes: Most pts. Have too much local reaction with 10 %. ...Read more