Topical Therapies for Acne

Mary Margaret Kober, Whitney P. Bowe, Alan R. Shalita

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Topical treatment is a key component of acne therapy. Acne treatments target factors contributing to acne formation and act to normalize follicular keratinization and decrease sebaceous gland activity and follicular bacterial populations [1]. With early treatment, acne scarring, post-infl ammatory hyperpigmentation, and psychological distress may be reduced or prevented [2]. Topical therapies for acne come in prescription and over-the-counter formulations. This chapter will focus on prescription products only.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcneiform Eruptions in Dermatology
Subtitle of host publicationA Differential Diagnosis
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781461483441
ISBN (Print)9781461483434
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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