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permanent damage to skin - dryness/wrinkles - age 21

Posted In: Skin conditions 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 17, 2010
  • 06:18 PM

Hi,

About 6 months ago i was prescribed Duac gel (Clindamycin phosphate; benzoyl peroxide) to deal with some inflamation. It seems it wasn't without long lasting side effects.

This gel essentially dries the skin out, and it probably didn't help that i never used moisturizer while using it. A few days after last using the gel, i noticed a wrinkled area on one side of my face/cheek as well as extreme dryness, with white scaly patches.

Half a year later and the wrinkles have somewhat improved but are still here, and the area is extremely dry even when moisturizer is applied, which seems to work for half a day, before the dryness apears again. i'm talking extreme dryness.

Could i have caused some permanent damage to my skin? Nothing seems to be working.

Any help appreciated.

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  • About 6 months ago i was prescribed Duac gel (Clindamycin phosphate; benzoyl peroxide) to deal with some inflamation. It seems it wasn't without long lasting side effects. Could i have caused some permanent damage to my skin? Nothing seems to be working. Any help appreciated. The two active ingredients do not have a way of making permanent damage, since they are only on and in the skin for a short period of time. Certainly you have other issues, as evidenced by the presence of what you termed inflammation. BTW - Duac is not a treatment for inflammation. It is an acne treatment.
    Caladan 87 Replies
    • February 26, 2010
    • 03:23 AM
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  • The two active ingredients do not have a way of making permanent damage, since they are only on and in the skin for a short period of time. Certainly you have other issues, as evidenced by the presence of what you termed inflammation. BTW - Duac is not a treatment for inflammation. It is an acne treatment.When i say inflammation, it was really just red scarring that had been there for years. Needless to say, i didn't help.The dry patch/wrinkles are an issue that wasn't there before use of the duac gel.
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  • Hi, About 6 months ago i was prescribed Duac gel (Clindamycin phosphate; benzoyl peroxide) to deal with some inflamation. It seems it wasn't without long lasting side effects. This gel essentially dries the skin out, and it probably didn't help that i never used moisturizer while using it. A few days after last using the gel, i noticed a wrinkled area on one side of my face/cheek as well as extreme dryness, with white scaly patches. Half a year later and the wrinkles have somewhat improved but are still here, and the area is extremely dry even when moisturizer is applied, which seems to work for half a day, before the dryness apears again. i'm talking extreme dryness. Could i have caused some permanent damage to my skin? Nothing seems to be working. Any help appreciated. Hope not...try using Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment cream... you will surely love the result...also browse around the web for great stuff like Lifecell and BASQNYC Cucumber Tea Eye gel.. works for me...:D
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  • Hope not...try using Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment cream... you will surely love the result...also browse around the web for great stuff like Lifecell and BASQNYC Cucumber Tea Eye gel.. works for me...:DThanks for the suggestions. I will try them.I think i know what caused it, the benzoyl peroxide in the gel which other people have also reported as drying the skin and causing wrinkles.Any other ideas welcome.
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  • "try using Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment cream... you will surely love the result."I totally agree, I have tried the Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment cream and wow the result is really amazing. You will be satisfied with the results.
    inellgilsta 30 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 06:18 AM
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  • "try using Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment cream... you will surely love the result."I totally agree, I have tried the Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment cream and wow the result is really amazing. You will be satisfied with the results.-------------Holly Haden hemorrhoid miracle
    inellgilsta 30 Replies
    • January 6, 2011
    • 06:53 AM
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