There are so many different types of acne medications, it’s hard to keep up with what’s available. BenzaClin is a specially formulated medicine that’s been created to fight acne, but not just any acne. This medication was created to fight a specific type of acne known as acne vulgaris. I’m going to do my best to help share as much information on this specific treatment as possible. I’ll tell you how to properly use the medication, where to buy it and how much it should cost. I’ll also cover the side effects that you need to worry about once you start incorporating it into your daily skin care regimen.
What Is BenzaClin And How Does It Work?
As previously stated, BenzaClin is a medication that has been formed in an effort to help patients better fight off acne. This acne treatment is a topical cream the patients apply to the surface of their skin. It’s created by successfully combining two popular ingredients. The two ingredients are Clindamycin and Benzoyl peroxide. Individually, these two ingredients are known for being able to prevent bacteria from growing on the most commonly affected areas. Those that have excessive oil producing skin, they might incorporate Benzoyl Peroxide to reduce or limit the production of such. It also does a great job of keeping you pores
How To Use It
BenzaClin isn’t all that difficult to use. Anyone familiar with most other common acne treatments shouldn’t have a problem using this product. It’s as simple starting with a basic daily cleanser. Wash your face with a simple over the counter cleanser and rinse your face with warm water. One thing you need to understand is that applying too much product isn’t going to positively impact your treatment approach. Results will not change. Apply a very small amount to your skin so that a very thin layer is left on the affected areas only. It’s important to avoid getting BenzaClin in your eyes, nostrils, mouth or any other areas that are not affected. It’s also important that you wash your hands immediately after each application.
As previously stated, this specific topical treatment was formulated to cure acne vulgaris. This type of acne can impact various areas of your body, specifically your face, neck, chest, and back. BenzaClin is safe for most patients. If you are under 18, then it’s best to consult with you dermatologist prior to use. BenzaClin shouldn’t be used by anyone pregnant or breastfeeding. At least, not prior to doctor approval.
Similar to many of the other topical acne medications, there are plenty of side effects that are associated with taking BenzaClin. You should speak with your pharmacists and/or dermatologist to get a full rundown of each of the potential side effects. Some of the side effects that you should be on the lookout for are itching, burning, dry skin, flaking, peeling and redness. Most of the time, these side effects will subside on their own. However, in the event that you have additional concerns, you should seek professional help. Applying a basic moisturizer that contains SPF should help reduce the presence of potential side effects.
The cost to purchase BenzaClin is $450 USD for a 50-gram tube.
Here are some common questions that we get about Benzaclin and some of the answers that we’ve provided.
- Are there any additional concerns I should have about using Benzaclin? Well, for starters, if you are giving this medication to a child then you should be concerned. I’d strongly recommend avoiding any acne medication unless prescribed by the child’s primary care physician. I would also be concerned with exposing myself to tanning beds and sunlamps. It’s best to try and avoid too much direct sunlight when using this acne gel. Keep it away from any clothing as it may cause bleaching.
- What is the worst thing that can happen if I miss a dose? Well, the worst thing that can happen is that your acne gets worse. If you miss a dose, do not double up on the dosage amount. Instead, get right back on schedule and apply the Benzaclin as directed. If it’s only been a few hours, then I’d say you’re safe to apply the gel to catch up on your scheduled treatment applications. Double dosing can only lead to bad side effects. Nothing good will ever come out of it.
- How long should I use it for? It’s best to use the prescription as long as directed by a physician and no longer. Do not hang on to any gel that has expired. If you try and use that gel, it will not be as effective as some that have not expired.
- What should I do if I have an allergic reaction? The best thing you can do is seek immediate medical attention if you think your condition is life threatening. In the event that you are having trouble breathing, then you should head to the emergency room immediately.
- Can I mix this acne treatment with other medications? Before you begin using Benzaclin, be sure to confirm that there are no negative side effects to taking this product injunction with other prescriptions. Some acne medications can have an impact on existing drugs.
In the event that you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or any of our staff and we will do our best to answer any questions you might have. Please remember that we are not doctors and this information provided is for educational purposes only. You should seek help from a licensed physician or dermatologist if you have any other questions or concerns.