Acne Treatments: Current Treatment Options

Topical

  • Retinoids
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Antibiotics
  • Azelaic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid

Comination treatments

  • Benzoyl Peroxide + Antibiotics

 

Oral

  • Antibiotics
  • Isotretinoin
  • Corticosteroids

Retinoids

  • Adapalene (Differin)
  • Tretinoin (Retin A, Renova, Avita)
  • Tazaratone (Tazorac, Avage)

-Do not use in pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant.

-May be irritating, use small amount, avoid around the eyes, apply every other night

                                                                                                                

Severe Acne

Techniques to minimize irritation

–  gradual introduction of medication; initiate use with low concentration formulations

–  no scrubbing

–  adequate moisturization

–  brief application followed by gentle washing

ANTIBIOTICS: topical

  • Clindamycin ( Clindets wipes, or clindagel)
  • Erythromycin
  • Metronidazole ( Metrogel)
  • Sulfa ( Klaron)

ANTIBIOTICS: Oral

  • Amoxicillin
  • Tetracycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Minocycline
  • Azithromycin

 Practical ACNE Review: Top 10 List

1. Benzoyl Peroxide

2. Topical Retinoids

3. Topical Antibiotics

4. Salicyclic acid

5. Glycolic acid

6. Combination topical products (Antibiotics & BP)

7.  Oral antibiotics

8. Oral Retinoids

9. Oral Contraceptives

10. Oral Antiandrogens ( Spironolactone)