We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. Below outlines the directions, benefits and risks with Benzoyl Peroxide Formula.
Benzoyl Peroxide (also referred to as BPO) is an antimicrobial treatment for acne. When applied to your skin, BPO penetrates pores and releases oxygen compounds that kill acne-causing bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help fight acne.
Another important function of benzoyl peroxide is to prevent antibiotic resistance. Topical and oral antibiotics are commonly used for the treatment of acne, but your skin’s bacteria can become resistant to them which renders these treatments ineffective. Due to its mechanism of action, benzoyl peroxide prevents skin bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics so they can keep working.
It's not uncommon to experience some occasional redness and peeling from benzoyl peroxide, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. To reduce your side effects, follow these directions carefully.
If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.