There are some facial foundations that are formulated as OTC drugs with the addition of salicylic acid from the acne monograph. It is not possible to add benzoyl peroxide to a facial foundation as it will destroy the pigment and make the facial foundation turn orange. This is not the case with salicylic acid.
Recent Literature On Treatment Approaches, Advances and Guidelines for the Acne Cure
There are many excellent OTC acne products that can supplement prescription acne treatment or provide control during the maintenance phase of treatment. Many OTC 2.5% benzoyl peroxide products perform just as well as the older 5 and 10% benzoyl peroxide formulations that used to be prescription.
Acne vulgaris is one of the three most common cutaneous disorders, affecting approximately 50 million people in the US and many more throughout the world. We designed a pilot program to explore how patients may interact with cell phone technology to supplement medical care beyond patient reminders that would encompass education, interaction, and data capturing.
Acne is the most common of all skin conditions. It affects people across several age groups, from adolescence to middle age. It is fundamentally a disorder of the pilosebaceous units of the skin, which consist of the hair follicles and the attached sebaceous glands.
Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous units of the skin which causes breakouts, or spots, to appear on the body. The most common sites of acne are the face, the neck, the upper chest and back, and the shoulders.
Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, common among adolescents, which may be extended to adulthood. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of hormonal disorders in women with acne resistance to conventional therapy.
Bacterial Colonization in Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Acne Inversa: A Cross-sectional Study of 50 Patients and Review of the Literature
It is unclear whether bacterial colonization in hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS) comprises a primary cause, triggering factor or secondary phenomenon of the disease pathogenesis. Furthermore, the connection between certain bacterial species, the disease severity and its localization is unknown.
There has been a surge of new data regarding the pathophysiology of skin diseases. We are appreciating the sophisticated interplay among the skin, the immune system, and the environment. More elegant and highly specific medicines have been designed to target certain immune mediators of the adaptive immune system.
Duration of oral tetracycline-class antibiotic therapy and use of topical retinoids for the treatment of acne among general practitioners (GP): A retrospective cohort study
Guidelines recommend limiting the duration of oral antibiotic therapy in acne to 3 to 6 months and prescribing concomitant topical retinoids for all patients. We sought to evaluate the duration of therapy with oral tetracyclines and the use of topical retinoids among patients with acne treated primarily by general practitioners in the United Kingdom.
Results of a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Hydrogen Peroxide-based Kit versus a Benzoyl Peroxide-based Kit in Mild-to-moderate Acne
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a novel hydrogen peroxide-based regimen versus a benzoyl peroxide-based regimen in mild-to-moderate acne.