It is our job at Clear Clinic in New York to make sure our patients are treated with the best of the best acne medications. We are always thrilled to learn about and introduce our patients to the most advanced treatments that exist in the field of dermatology. This is why we are excited about Acanya Gel, a topical prescription acne medication that came on the market in 2008.
Acanya is a combination of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. As one of the most trusted acne-fighting ingredients there is, benzoyl peroxide kills the P. acnes bacteria by introducing oxygen to the pores. Benzoyl peroxide also helps to clear out the pores of cellular debris, which contributes to the cause of acne. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that puts a stop of the production of the P. acnes bacteria, which causes acne.
When used in combination with each other, clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide prove to be a powerful medication in the treatment of acne. Acanya gel is only available through prescription. It works very quickly to rid of active acne lesions and to prevent new acne lesions from forming. Our patients find it works best when applied once a day, all over the face. It’s important to wear SPF when using Acanya, as it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.