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    Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    Benzol peroxide face wash used daily is the best way to prevent acne. If used regulary the pimples stop appearing after about 6 weeks in most people. If this does not work for you then see a dermatologist as there are very effective treatments for acne available with a prescription.

    There are no dietry or lifestyle measures that will reliably help prevent acne, however if you have found something that makes your acne worse- avoid it!

    Prof Rod SInclair
    Epworth Dermatology

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