The Management of Acne Vulgaris Including Tips on Cost Effective Care
Faculty: John Barbieri, MD, MBA
In this podcast, Dr. Barbieri discusses how to approach choosing a topical regimen for mild to moderate acne, the role of hormonal therapy and oral antibiotics, and an update on managing isotretinoin side-effects and monitoring. He also reviews data from recent clinical trials on new treatments for acne. The highlights include:
- Evidence and the role of topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, and topical antiandrogens, with a focus on new developments.
- The role of hormonal therapy such as spironolactone and combined oral contraceptives for women with acne.
- A review of the evidence and role for oral antibiotics, including sarecycline.
- The optimal approach to managing isotretinoin side effects and lab monitoring.