• General Dermatology
  • Eczema
  • Alopecia
  • Aesthetics
  • Vitiligo
  • COVID-19
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Precision Medicine and Biologics
  • Rare Disease
  • Wound Care
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Melasma
  • NP and PA
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Drug Watch
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Acne
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Practice Management

POLL: Have You Heard of the New AAD Acne Guidelines?


We want to know your thoughts on the recent guidelines. Share with us by answering our poll or emailing us at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com.

Have you heard of the new AAD acne guidelines?

Yes, and I am familar with them
Yes, but I am not familiar with them
Anna/Adobe Stock
Anna/Adobe Stock

In late January, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)’s Acne Guideline Workgroup, comprising dermatologists and specialists, announced the development of evidence-based recommendations and good practice statements for acne vulgaris.1

The new guidelines for managing acne vulgaris, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, offer updates to the 2016 guidelines.2

Strong recommendations endorse topical benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, antibiotics, and oral doxycycline for acne treatment. Oral isotretinoin is strongly recommended for severe cases.

Conditional recommendations cover various topical and oral treatments, emphasizing the balance of benefits, risks, and burden.

Good clinical practices include combining therapies for enhanced efficacy and limiting systemic antibiotic use. Insufficient evidence exists for certain procedures and alternative therapies.

We recently wrote about these guidelines here.

Have you heard of these new guidelines? Do you have plans to use these guidelines to inform your interactions and recommendations for patients?

Want to share your thoughts with us? Email our team at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com to make your voice heard.


  1. American Academy of Dermatology issues updated guidelines for the management of acne. News release. The American Academy of Dermatology. January 31, 2024. Accessed February 15, 2024. https://www.aad.org/news/updated-guidelines-acne-management
  2. Reynolds RV, Yeung H, Cheng CE, et al. Guidelines of care for the management of acne vulgaris. J Am Acad Dermatol. January 30, 2024. Accessed February 15, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2023.12.017
Related Videos
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, FAAD, an expert on acne
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, FAAD, an expert on acne
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, FAAD, an expert on acne
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, FAAD, an expert on acne
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.