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I went to the Dermatologist at the end of March and was prescribed Differin gel along with Benzaclin and I can't believe the results I've gotten in such a short time. My redness dissappeared and my breakouts are down to one pimple max a month.
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I went to the Dermatologist at the end of March and was prescribed Differin gel along with Benzaclin and I can't believe the results I've gotten in such a short time. My redness dissappeared and my breakouts are down to one pimple max a month.


When you say benzaclin is that benzamycin? And also do you think it was the cmbo of the two meds or just more to do with the differin or benzaclin (which i assume is a typo for benzamycin)? Also did you get the intial break out although i am aware everyone is different and some people may not get it at all, the intial break out. also, do you use differin at night and benzamycin in the morning or differin at night and benzymicin in the morning and night?
bascially:
method 1 ) differin @ night, benzamycin in the morning
method 2) differin @ night along with bezamycin and then benzamycin again in teh morning
Oh, I forgot that Benzaclin is the name of my prescription which is a clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide gel by Dermik laboratories.
At night, I apply the differin first all over my face, then I wait a couple of minutes to apply the benzaclin. I'm sure it is similar to what you're using. This combo doesn't really dry my skin out too badly, but in the mornings I'll apply some pond's replenishing moisturizer lotion w/ spf 15 then my benzaclin and haven't had any problems with breakouts. Now I know this combo may not work for everyone, but I'm just happy to finally find something that works for me.
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At night, I apply the differin first all over my face, then I wait a couple of minutes to apply the benzaclin. I'm sure it is similar to what you're using. This combo doesn't really dry my skin out too badly, but in the mornings I'll apply some pond's replenishing moisturizer lotion w/ spf 15 then my benzaclin and haven't had any problems with breakouts. Now I know this combo may not work for everyone, but I'm just happy to finally find something that works for me.


I believe benzaclin and benzamycin maybe the same. Is your benzaclin bascially like a benzoperoxide and antibiotic in a gel/cream form? Because thats what benzamycin is i believe, composed of an antibiotic and benzoperoxide that you put on your face, and most people that treid it had great resutls with it. Currently using it, but realized i should be puting it all over my face instead of as a spot treatment like what all those obnoxious instructions for topical meds indicate liek differin (dunno how it woudl be effective if you put it around the affected area only).
Yes, that's what benzaclin is. I was reading about benzoyl peroxide and a doctor said for it to be effective that it has to be applied to your whole face and not just on your breakout areas, and this seems to work for me.
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Yes, that's what benzaclin is. I was reading about benzoyl peroxide and a doctor said for it to be effective that it has to be applied to your whole face and not just on your breakout areas, and this seems to work for me.


Cool, i thought so then. My dermatologist told me however to just use benzamycin in the morning and differin at night, but i'm afraid that it won't be as effective if i do that however. But also i'm afraid that applying benzamycin and differin at night might be too much for my face to handle. Any chance your dermatologist commented on whether it would be okay just to use bezaclin once a day instead of twice? I just started using differin, so i'm thikning maybe i should ease into it before using benzamycin twice a day along with differin
When my doctor prescribed differin and benzaclin, I was told to use the benzaclin twice a day. I don't think it will hurt to use it once a day and just differin at night. Just make sure you wear a moisturizer w/ sunscreen because of the sun sensitivity during the day. Just be patient and if you find down the road this combination is not working for you, ask your doctor to prescribed something else because some medications work better for different people. Oh, and don't be afraid to keep using the products if you have an initial breakout, that happens sometimes but eventually your skin could clear up w/ continuous use.