Getting to the Root of Acne with Topical Creams

Getting to the Root of Acne with Topical Creams

Azelaic acid cream or gel is useful in the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne, with an efficacy comparable to that of tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide and topical erythromycin. It has a favourable safety profile; it is not teratogenic, is not associated with systemic adverse events or photodynamic reactions. It also exhibits excellent local tolerability and does not induce resistance in P. acnes.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2022