Meeting the Challenges of Acne Treatment in Asian Patients: A Review of the Role of Dermocosmetics as Adjunctive Therapy

Abstract

Conventional acne treatment presents several challenges such as intolerable side effects and antibiotic resistance. Dermocosmetic products may be used to reduce these unwanted effects. Dermocosmetics include skin cleansers, topical sebum-controllers, skin antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory agents, moisturizers, sunscreens, and camouflage products. Appropriate use of these products may help augment the benefit of acne treatment, minimize side effects, and reduce the need for topical antibiotics. In Asia, there is currently limited scientific data on the application and recommendations for dermocosmetic use in acne vulgaris (AV). This article reviews the evidence on dermocosmetics for AV and provides practice recommendations as discussed during the 4(th) Asia-Pacific Acne Leaders' Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 7 and 8 February 2015. Through a premeeting survey, a series of plenary lectures, a stepwise program of discussion sessions, and Medline article review, the Expert Panel set forth relevant recommendations on the role of dermocosmetics as adjunct for treating AV in Asian patients.

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.184043

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@inproceedings{Goh2016MeetingTC, title={Meeting the Challenges of Acne Treatment in Asian Patients: A Review of the Role of Dermocosmetics as Adjunctive Therapy}, author={Chee Leok Goh and Nopadon Noppakun and Giuseppe Micali and Noor Zalmy Azizan and Waranya Boonchai and Yung Chan and Wai Kwong Cheong and Pin Chi Chiu and Kristiana Etnawati and Zharlah Gulmatico-Flores and Henry B B Foong and Raj Kubba and Purita Paz-Lao and Yin Yin Lee and Steven King-Fan Loo and Farida Modi and Trong Hao Nguyen and Thi Lan Pham and Yi Hsien Shih and Irma Bernadette Sitohang and Su Ni Wong}, booktitle={Journal of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery}, year={2016} }