A medicated gel may be the key to keeping skin acne free

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   When severe acne develops on people’s faces, they receive different treatments to permanently eliminate it. These treatments can be antibacterial creams, oral and local (local) antibiotics, topical retinoids, hormonal treatments, etc. Some researchers have found a very good medicated gel to eliminate this problem.

Although few people are aware, severe acne has a significant impact on self-esteem. No one is good at looking in the mirror and seeing their pimples and blackheads in all their splendor. With the onset of acne, many people become depressed and do not want to leave the house.

Dermatologists especially recommend products based on antibiotics to eliminate this problem and bacteria. In some cases, the results may appear after 3 months.

Once your skin has been rid of ugly pimples and blackheads, the question arises that many people with acne ask themselves: What do they do to prevent acne from returning?

If you consider this to be your case and have already undergone the treatment recommended by the dermatologist, but are wondering how you can keep your skin acne-free, prevent it from returning, and eliminate the lesions, a new study may have the answer.

Researchers say that the best maintenance of the skin after acne has been successfully treated is with a drug gel that contains the following ingredients: adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%. This would eliminate the need to continue to use antibiotics in people who have taken or applied them on the skin for three months or more.

To be sure of the effectiveness of this gel, they performed the following experiment: for 12 weeks, several people suffering from acne took oral doxycycline (an antibiotic); while other patients were using a medicated gel or placebo. The study was conducted over 36 weeks. Some patients applied the medicated gel and others applied placebo; 69 patients who received the drug gel for 12 weeks and then placebo and 55 patients who started with placebo and then went to the group to apply the medication gel for the rest of the time (24 weeks).

After completing this experiment, the results showed that patients who applied the gel for 36 weeks had a 76% reduction in lesions and most no longer suffer from acne. 85% of these people were satisfied with the treatment.

Patients who were not given the drug gel had only 25% results, and acne returned to those who received a placebo. In conclusion, this confirms that acne treatment must be accompanied by maintenance therapy, and the results of this medicated gel are a good option.

If you suffer from more severe acne, you must be patient to see the improvement of your skin. Do not be fooled by treatments that promise immediate improvement, because you may be disappointed and spend more money than you planned.