Posted by: Ginah | 2016/06/28


persivate ointment

I had pimples and dark spots on my face and I started using persivate ointment on my face for a month now, and its been great. Is there any danger in using it regularly? nothing seem to really work for my face but persivate.

Expert's Reply


Skin expert
- 2019/09/13

Persivate is a potent cortisone ointment and should definitely not be used on the face. Yes, it may suppress the pimples but you may develop another form of pimples (rosacea) due to the persivate use, which can have quite a dramatic presentation and is difficult to treat. It will thin your skin, leading to a red discoloration and will bleach your skin as well. So please stop using this product. I have to warn that you can expext a flare up of your pimples now when you stop the persivate. Please see a dermatologist to help you through this difficult period.

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