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What dose of benzoyl peroxide is normally effective against acne?

What dose of benzoyl peroxide is normally effective against acne?

21/2 per cent: Even percentages as low as 2 1/2 percent can decrease acne, although it is available in 4, 5, 8 and 10 per cent concentrations. 4 and 8 per cent body washes is a good approach for back acne. ...Read more

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A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher. ...Read more

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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

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Which is the best medicine containing benzoyl peroxide for acne and pimples?

Which is the best medicine containing benzoyl peroxide for acne and pimples?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Does isotrex gel solve acne just like the oral use of isotretinoin tablets solves acne? Or are the effects of the gel milder and does the acne return?

Does isotrex gel solve acne just like the oral use of isotretinoin tablets solves acne? Or are the effects of the gel milder and does the acne return?

It is Retin A (tretinoin): Same ingredient as oral form. Certainly topicals not as harsh nor are the side effects. .There is no real "cure" for acne but simple control. ...Read more

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Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne?Just wondering, thanks.?

Acne: There are many topical meds for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is one of the combination products containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It works well for mild-moderate acne with inflammatory (red) lesions. There are others as well in addition to oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Do laxatives work against acne? Which is the best facewash gel and medicine for persistent acne?

Do laxatives work against acne? Which is the best facewash  gel and medicine for persistent acne?

Laxatives do not hel: I do not think there is a"best"acne wash for medicine. It varies from person to person which is best for them. Sometimes you have to try more than one till you find one that works for you. You need to see a dermatologist and start with one or two and see how it works out. Remember all acne medicine are meant to prevent pimples. They all take several weeks for maximum effectiveness.Good luck ! ...Read more

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What is the recommended length of time for using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel to clear up acne scars?

What is the recommended length of time for using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel to clear up acne scars?

3-4 months : If you were prescribed differin, (adapalene) your scars aren't very bad. Differin (adapalene) is good for very mild acne and it produces less photosensitivity than other retinoids. In general it takes most retinoids 3-4 months to peel the skin enough to remove the discoloration from superficial acne scars and rebuild collagen. Should use spf of >30 in daytime all year long to keep those scars from darkening or reappearin. ...Read more

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Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

No but dry skin: Ehuch may appear aged. Use sparingly as needed and in combination with an appropriate oil free moisturizer, retinoids, and gentle exfoliation. ...Read more

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What is the best acne fighting ingredient if benzoyl peroxide is intolerable or useless ?

What is the best acne fighting ingredient if benzoyl peroxide is intolerable or useless ?

Other options: Get with your personal physician now. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, you'll probably need prescription-strength rx. Never use an antibiotic as sole therapy; your initial rx might be a salicylic acid wash or topical retinoic acid derivative plus topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline. We can manage all acne nowadays but it's not easy. If you're offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?

Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?

Likely OK: A good spa will have providers who are familiar with common skin agents. I suggest you discuss it with your esthetician before the treatment, and if she/he looks at you with a blank stare, find another provider. ...Read more

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Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless

Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless

Why not both: There is certainly no reason not to use both of them 1 in the morning and one in the night, unless you get to dry period start one first use it for 2 or 3 weeks and then if you have no problem you can start the other one every other night and if you tolerate it advance tonightly. ...Read more

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What is the effective dosage or percentage of hydroquinone to treat mild hyper pigmentation after healed acne?

What is the effective dosage or percentage of hydroquinone to treat mild hyper pigmentation  after healed acne?

4% is common: Usually combined with tretinoin and cortisone for maximal effect. Take a month off every few weeks to avoid paradoxical ochronosis. Once acne is controlled, the skin will gradually heal. Tretinoin [adapalene] cream or gel can be used for a long time to smooth the color and surface. ...Read more

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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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