Effezel Gel is a combination drug used to treat acne and acne. It is produced by the pharmaceutical company "Galderma" (France). The drug is recommended for use in adults and children over 12 years; sold in pharmacies by prescription.
This review is written by a practicing dermatologist, and it will allow you to evaluate how effective this drug will be in your situation. Indeed, in pharmacies today a very large amount of drugs for acne and acne is on sale, and not all of them are effective. In addition, even the best drugs help some people, but they may be completely ineffective in others. And this article will help you to understand why this is happening.
Indications for use -
- With acne -
the drug is equally effective in both forms of acne: both closed eels in the form of white tubercles and open eels in the form of black dots in the pores of the skin (Figure 2-3).
- With acne -
Acne can be either in the form of pustules (these are classic acne with pus inside) or in the form of papules. Papules are inflammatory red bumps on the skin surface, flowing without the formation of pus inside (Figure 4-5).
Effezel gel: instructions for use
Composition and release form -
Effesel is available in gel form for external use, having a white or slightly yellowish color. This drug is a combination, i.e. it contains 2 active components of various actions at once - retinoid "adapalen" and antimicrobial component "benzoyl peroxide". In pharmacies, the drug is sold mainly only in tubes of 30 g.
- Active ingredients (content in 1 g) -
adapalen - 1 mg, benzoyl peroxide - 25 mg.
- Auxiliary components -
Simulgel 600 PHA, sodium dokuzat, disodium edetate, poloxamer, glycerol, propylene glycol, purified water.
Pharmacological action of active substances -
Pharmacological action consists of the effects that have active ingredients that make up the drug. Effesel gel - reviews received good from dermatologists drug received thanks to its two extremely highly effective components for acne and acne:
- Adapalen -
refers to substances of the class of retinoids, which are very effective in the treatment of acne. Adapalen affects the processes of differentiation and keratinization of the epithelium of hair follicles. Simply put, adapalen reduces the number of desquamated epithelial cells in the lumen of the hair follicles (the latter are located in the pores of the skin), and thus prevents the pores from clogging with desquamated epithelial cells and secretion of the sebaceous glands.
Those. adapalene prevents the formation of acne, and given that acne is a festering hair follicles (which occurs as a result of blockage of pores with acne), it also contributes to the prevention of acne.
- Benzoyl Peroxide -
it is a very good antimicrobial ingredient that is the gold standard for acne treatment worldwide. It is very effective against pathogenic bacteria that affect the suppuration of hair follicles (Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermal).
These bacteria are always present inside the hair follicle, but cause suppuration only when the skin pore closes, in which the follicle of acne is located (fat plug). As a result of blockage, a closed space is formed inside the follicle, which is the stimulus for the start of active reproduction of these bacteria.
Benzoyl peroxide also has other effects. In particular, it helps to exfoliate the dead skin layer of the skin, and also helps reduce the secretion of sebaceous glands, which prevents the formation of acne.
Effezel gel: price for 2019
Gel Effezel price per pack of gel 30 g - will be from 1100 to 1300 rubles.
Effezel gel: analogues
100% analogue is the French drug Epiduo (tube 30 g costs 1200 rubles).
Effezel Gel: Dermatologist Reviews
Pharmaceuticals for acne and acne sold in pharmacies work differently when there is only acne, if there is only acne, and also with a combined lesion (that is, when there is acne and acne on the skin).
- Use with combined lesions -
in this case, Effezel will be the best treatment option, since it combines the most effective components: retinoid Adapalen is the best remedy for acne, and the antimicrobial component benzoyl peroxide is the best remedy for acne treatment. In sum, you get a great result.
- Using Effezel-gel with acne -
if you only have acne, but no acne, use of the drug is possible, but it is not a good choice. This is due to the fact that the benzoyl peroxide in the composition will not "work", but at the same time it will stimulate addiction and the appearance of more aggressive bacteria that are not sensitive to drug therapy.
The best option for treating acne is the use of mono-component retinoids based on adapalene, tretinoin or tazaroten.
- Use for acne -
Effezel will be effective for acne, both in the form of papules and pustules. Papules mean that there is inflammation in the hair follicle, but without the formation of pus. Pustules are classic pimples with a bubble of pus inside the follicle.
As we said, the drug will be effective. However, if you only have acne (without acne), then we still recommend starting treatment with mono-component benzoyl peroxide preparations.
Application Scheme -
Effesel gel is applied to the affected skin with a thin layer using fingertips. The drug should be used only once a day. It is preferable to carry out the treatment in the evening (before bedtime). You must first clean your skin well with a mild detergent and dry it well.
The duration of treatment depends on the specific situation and is determined individually by the doctor. The visible effect of the application develops in a period of 1 to 4 weeks. But to consolidate the effect - the treatment is usually carried out longer.
Side effects -
Symptoms of skin irritation may occur, such as dryness and flaking. Usually such symptoms disappear in 1-1.5 weeks. If such symptoms appear, you can either reduce the number of gel applications (apply it every other day, not every day). Another option is to begin the parallel use of moisturizers, for example, Curiosin-gel based on hyaluronic acid and zinc (Fig. 8).
To prevent the development of side effects, you should not have parallel use of Effezela - use other products containing retinoids, benzoyl peroxide or preparations of similar action, as well as cosmetics with an irritating and drying effect, peels.
Allergic reactions to any of the components of the drug. Propylene glycol (E1520) contained in the preparation may cause skin irritation. If you suspect an allergy, use of the drug should be stopped.
Special instructions for use -
- Do not apply Effezel on skin that has abrasions and scratches,
- Do not apply Effezel on mucous membranes (eyes, mouth),
- Effesel when in contact with dyed hair, clothing - causes their discoloration, so apply the drug only on the skin,
- adapalen and benzoyl peroxide increase skin sensitivity to sunlight. Therefore, if you use the drug during periods of high solar activity - you need to use sunscreen, Panama, etc.
Pregnancy and lactation -
Effezel cannot be used in pregnant women. But in nursing women, the drug can be used without harming the child.
Terms and conditions of storage -
Store at a temperature not higher than 30 ° C.
The shelf life is 2 years, but after opening the tours it is recommended to use the drug for six months.
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