Acne research delineating molecular and cellular pathogenic pathways gives insight into new therapeutic targets. According to a recent review, biologics and other therapies that modulate scar formation and wound healing will have value for treating severe acne.
Topicals and oral antibiotics, as well as research on the skin microbiome, are paving the way for the future of acne treatment, according to a recent presentation at the 2020 ODAC Pre-Conference Inflammatory Diseases Symposium.
A recent paper suggests younger children with acne vulgaris should be treated the same as adolescents. This includes utilizing combination therapies that may consist of topic retinoids, benzoyl peroxide and other nonantibiotic agents in combination with antibiotics.