Newer Approaches in Topical Combination Therapy for Acne

Lisa W. Fu, BHSc; Ronald B. Vender, MD, FRCPC


Skin Therapy Letter. 2011;16(9) 

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Successful topical treatment of acne depends on appropriate agent selection based on patient-specific acne severity and tolerance, adherence, and adequate follow-up. The advent of combinational therapeutic products provide increased efficacy by targeting multiple pathophysiologic processes. Additional advantages of using combination therapy include reduced complexity of treatment regimen and convenient once-daily dosing. The future of topical acne treatment holds the promise of more novel uses of conventional anti-acne agents formulated with advanced vehicle delivery systems that offer less side-effects, increased tolerance, dosing simplicity, and improved efficacy.


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