New guidelines from the Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggest that combination treatments are the best way to treat acne – and prevent it from coming back.
The list of recommended treatments today includes topical therapy, antibiotics, isotretinoin and oral contraceptives. Antibiotics should be used with topical therapy for mild-to-moderate acne, and topicals should be being continued once the antibiotic course is complete, the AAD suggests. What’s more topical medications, such as retinoids and benzoyl peroxide, also may be combined for maximum results.
The guidelines are published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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