Consensus in the topical treatment of acne

Aurora Guerra Tapia, Raúl De Lucas Laguna, José Carlos Moreno Giménez, Montserrat Pérez López, Miquel Ribera Pibernat, Elena Martínez Prats, Rosa Senan Sanz, José Casas Rivero

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Topical acne treatment can be performed by different therapeutic groups and their combinations or associations. So, antibiotics, retinoids, peroxide benzoyl, salicylic acid, the alpha hydroxy acids, sodium sulfacetamide, azelaic acid and even cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. In the same way must be taken into account the type of predominant lesion (comedone, papules, pustules, scars), the degree of severity and inflammatory or non-inflammatory condition of the whole. Both in the moderate active phase or mild, in which is not necessary the systemic treatment, as in most severe cases of acne as an adjunct, or in later times, of maintenance, an topical therapy adequate can be of utmost importance in the evolution of the clinical frame and on the improvement of the quality life. In this context, molecules, indications, dosage and side effects are analyzed from the point of view of scientific evidence, making a multidisciplinary consensus among dermatologists, pediatricians and general practitioners on the topical acne treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-121
JournalMedicina Cutanea Ibero-Latino-Americana
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Acne
  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Antibiotics
  • Associations
  • Azelaic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Consensus
  • Cosmetic
  • Retinoids
  • Salicylic acid
  • Sodium sulfacetamide
  • Topical treatment


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