Benzoyl Peroxide for Acne - How To Use Properly NYC New York NY

I usually tell my patients to avoid spot treatment, but rather apply their acne medicines more consistently and to the general areas where the breakouts occur.  Not only does this help prevent acne, but it helps already present acne go away more quickly.  That being said, I do also occasionally recommend benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment for larger pimples as it helps dry them out. Benzoyl peroxide should be applied no more than once daily as it can be very drying.  It is also often more effective when used in conjunction with topical RetinA (tretinoin) and/or topical antibiotic lotion.