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How long does it take for pantothenic acid to work on acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: It doesn't

One 1995 paper, a speculative essay, is the basis for "holistic" claims that pantothenic acid helps acne.
The only peer-reviewed paper is ped derm 2002 suggesting that a pantothenic acid helps with the rough side-effects of the topical retinoic acid that actually works. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, move to systemic antibiotics if needed.

In brief: It doesn't

One 1995 paper, a speculative essay, is the basis for "holistic" claims that pantothenic acid helps acne.
The only peer-reviewed paper is ped derm 2002 suggesting that a pantothenic acid helps with the rough side-effects of the topical retinoic acid that actually works. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, move to systemic antibiotics if needed.
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