An update on the management of acne vulgaris

Jonette Keri, Michael Shiman

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Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a common skin disorder that can affect individuals from childhood to adulthood, most often occurring in the teenage years. Acne can have a significant physical, emotional, and social impact on an individual. Many different treatment options are available for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Commonly used topical treatments include benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, sulfur and sodium sulfacetamide, azelaic acid, and retinoids. Systemic treatment is frequently used and includes the use of systemic antibiotics, oral contraceptives, antiandrogens, and retinoids. Other treatment modalities exist such as the use of superficial chemical peels as well as using laser and light devices for the treatment of acne. With the multitude of treatment options and the rapidly expanding newer technologies available to clinicians, it is important to review and be aware of the current literature and studies regarding the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalClinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Acne Vulgaris
Retinoids
Sulfacetamide
Benzoyl Peroxide
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Androgen Antagonists
Oral Contraceptives
Social Change
Sulfur
Lasers
Technology
Light
Equipment and Supplies
Skin

Keywords

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Antibiotics
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Lasers
  • Retinoids
  • Treatment

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  • Dermatology

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An update on the management of acne vulgaris. / Keri, Jonette; Shiman, Michael.

In: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Vol. 2, 01.12.2009, p. 105-110.

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