Pyruvic acid offers gentle acne therapy

March 1, 2004

Washington - Facial peeling with pyruvic acid is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for patients with mild-to-moderate papulopustular acne, according to Alessia Pacifico, M.D., a dermatologist at the University of L'Aquila. Dr. Pacifico and colleagues evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of topical application of a solution of 40 to 50 percent pyruvic acid in a study enrolling 24 subjects with mild to moderate papulo-pustular acne.