Laser and Light Based Therapies for Acne

Jeremy B. Green, Annelyse Ballin, Joely Kaufman

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Abstract

Conventional topical and systemic therapeutics are effective for treating acne vulgaris, but are not perfect solutions. Topical salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoid preparations can be irritating and present challenges with compliance. Systemic antibiotics also have issues with tolerability and increasing bacterial resistance, and isotretinoin has attracted negative attention due to its purported links to infl amatory bowel disease and depression. Laser and light-based treatments can potentially offer a viable adjunct or even alternative to these conventional options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcneiform Eruptions in Dermatology: A Differential Diagnosis
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages35-39
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781461483441, 9781461483434
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Green, J. B., Ballin, A., & Kaufman, J. (2014). Laser and Light Based Therapies for Acne. In Acneiform Eruptions in Dermatology: A Differential Diagnosis (pp. 35-39). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8344-1_5