Epiduo Caused my Pores to Become Enlarged and my Skin to Wrinkle. Is This Permanent? What Can I Do to Reverse This?

I used Epiduo prescribed by a Dr. It changed the texture of my skin. It enlarged my pores, giving my skin the appearance of an orange peel. Also it cause my skin to look old and wrinkled. I don't know what recourse to take to reverse these adverse affects. I have stopped using the product.

Doctor Answers 1

Epiduo's Effects on the Skin

Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and adalapene and is typically prescribed for acne. In the first few weeks of use as one's skin gets used to it, it can be drying or even irritating if over-used. How long have you been using it? Is it possible that your skin could be somewhat irritated making your pores look enlarged and your skin more wrinkled? When used correctly, Epiduo usually minimizes pores and over longer periods of time, can soften very fine wrinkles. I recommend you follow up with the physician who prescribed the medication. 

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