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Aggressive Acne Treatment.

DOI: 00913847.1996.11948017  PMID: 29272607  

In brief Too often acne treatment focuses on diminishing lesions without considering what an active patient really wants: completely clear skin. In addition to benzoyl peroxide cleansing and topical acne medication, a three-tier approach of oral agents often achieves clear skin regardless of the severity of acne. Tetracycline is the first line of treatment, followed by minocycline if the first drug is not effective. If these two antibiotics fail to clear the acne, isotretinoin can be highly effective-but patients need to know that the drug produces birth defects in almost all women who take the drug while pregnant.

Savin RC,  Donofrio LM

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