Topical Treatments in Acne Vulgaris: Guidance for the Busy Dermatologist.
Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Acne is a very common skin disease; frequently seen in adolescents and often persisting or occurring into adulthood. Topical therapy is very effective in mild to moderate disease, and is used as maintenance therapy. Fixed combination products have been studied in moderately severe disease. Combinations of benzoyl peroxide and either clindamycin or adapalene appear very effective. When utilizing a topical retinoid alone or in combination, it is essential to incorporate an appropriate skin care regimen to minimize local irritation. In the absence of direct comparative clinical trials, this review provides timely guidance for clinicians on the use of these agents, and their benefits in special populations.
Medical Subject Headings
Acne Vulgaris; Administration, Topical; Dermatologic Agents; Humans