Q. Is Difra Gel safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Difra Gel should not be used during pregnancy. However, if during the treatment you became pregnant, discontinue the medicine immediately and consult your doctor. Do not plan a pregnancy while using Difra Gel.
Q. Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Difra Gel?
It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Difra Gel. As, the cosmetic products with an abrasive, drying, or peeling action may cause an increased irritant effect. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.
Q. Is it normal to have a burning sensation after applying Difra Gel?
Yes, it is common to experience burning sensation with the use of Difra Gel. You may also experience redness, drying, and scaling during the first 4 weeks of treatment which usually lessen with continued use of Difra Gel. Inform your doctor if the side effects bother you or does not improve.
Q. How long does it take to see results from Difra Gel?
You may start noticing an improvement after two weeks of therapy, but a minimum of eight weeks are required to notice consistent beneficial effects.
Q. How does Difra Gel help acne?
Difra Gel has anti-inflammatory action which reduces soreness and irritation. It is used for the treatment of acne of the face, chest, or back and may also help in reducing blackheads, and whiteheads. It helps in the treatment of abnormal skin processes associated with acne.
Q. Can I use moisturiser after Difra Gel?
Moisturizers may be used, if necessary; however, products containing alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids should be avoided.
Q. How should Difra Gel be applied?
Difra Gel should be applied at night before going to bed or should be used as directed by your doctor. Clean the affected area with water and make sure it is dry before applying Difra Gel. Take a small amount onto your fingertips and spread a thin layer over the entire face and any other affected areas. It is important to clean your hands after applying Difra Gel.
Q. What precautions I need to follow while using Difra Gel?
You need to be cautious while applying Difra Gel. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, angles of the nose, and inside of the mouth. This medication should not be applied to cuts, abrasions, inflamed or reddened skin, and sunburned skin. Wax epilation should not be performed on treated skin, as it may cause skin erosions.
Q. What should I avoid while using Difra Gel?
Difra Gel makes skin sensitive, so you should avoid spending time in sunlight. If you have to be in sunlight, you should wear sunscreen and wear a hat and clothes that cover the areas treated with Difra Gel. You should avoid weather extremes such as wind and cold, as this may cause irritation to your skin. Some skin products, such as harsh soaps, astringents, cosmetics that have strong skin drying effects, should be avoided. In addition, products containing high levels of alcohol should be avoided, as they may further dry or irritate your skin.
Q. Can I use other acne products with Difra Gel?
Yes, you may use Difra Gel with other acne products such as benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, and clindamycin when these products are applied in the morning. Difra Gel should be applied in the night when it is being used with other acne treatment products.