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How much benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC 2.5% should I use to prevent an upcoming pimple on the tip of my nose?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Preventative

Acne medications only work to prevent, not clear, pimples.
If an acne lesion is already formed, no medicine will remove it. Topical medications work by decreasing the local skin factors that promote acne pimple formation. Use your benzac (benzoyl peroxide) as your doctor prescribed. It is very effective if used properly and continuously.

In brief: Preventative

Acne medications only work to prevent, not clear, pimples.
If an acne lesion is already formed, no medicine will remove it. Topical medications work by decreasing the local skin factors that promote acne pimple formation. Use your benzac (benzoyl peroxide) as your doctor prescribed. It is very effective if used properly and continuously.
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