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Old 01-16-2004, 05:53 AM   #1
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Question about BP

About a year ago when I only had about 2 pimples on my chin I would always use Clean and Clear Persagel (10% BP). It would always help. Then eventually i got more acne and I went on a topical and Doxycycline. Now I don't use the topical anymore. Just Doxycycline. I still have a few pimples left. When I used the BP on my face my skin looks so much better in the morning. Do you think when I used it my skin became immune to it?

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Old 01-16-2004, 06:52 AM   #2
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Re: Question about BP

Hey John, the exact same thing happened to me. The BP was great for the first few weeks, COMPLETELY cleared me up and I could eat anything/do anything and there was no chance my perfect complexion would be affect. But at the end of these first few weeks, my acne started to come back and I was back to stage one.

Basically the argument regarding acne is this: P. Acnes, the bacteria in acne lesions, can not survive in the presence of oxygen. BP creates oxygen. Therefore, it is physically impossible for this bacteria to develop a resistance.

Well this may be all theoretically true however it just does not explain BP's reduction in effectiveness the longer it is used. I believe the skin CAN get used to BP causing this type of treatment to be quite unreliable. Sometimes you wake up and BP has done a good job not GREAT but good. Other times you look at yourself in the mirror and all you can see is pinkness/redness left by BP with the spots still there. Sometimes BP works sometimes it doesn't! But IMO don't count on it clearing you up completely if you have mild-moderate or greater acne.

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