New recommendations for combination topical treatment in acne aim to optimise outcomes by targeting multiple factors involved in lesion formation. Antibiotics and hormone therapies also have an important role to play. Part 3 of this 4-part Clinical Brief series provides a concise guide to acne treatment according to severity.
This is a 4-part Clinical Brief series that has been accredited with RACGP. Participants must read all 4 issues and then complete the questions on Issue 4 to claim CPD points.
Dr. Jo-Ann See, MBBS(Hons), FACD
MBBS(Hons), FACD, Dermatologist,
Central Sydney Dermatology, Sydney, NSW
Dr. Damian Flanagan, MBBS, MWell, DipRACOG
South Coast Medical, Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
On completion of this series, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss the timely management of acne to minimise the risk of scarring and reduce the psychological impacts of acne
- Discuss the multifactorial pathogenesis of acne and its different presentations to select the most appropriate management options
- Evaluate the mode of action and adverse effects of acne treatments in order to select the safest, most appropriate treatments
- Counsel patients to improve compliance for optimal long-term outcomes