Topical Vehicle Formulations in the Treatment of Acne

June 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 6 | Department | 3 | Copyright © June 2018

Kircik, L.H. et al.


Acne vulgaris (AV) is one of the most common diseases that we encounter in our clinics every day. Yet, despite the dermatology community’s perceived familiarity with acne vulgaris, it is worthwhile to note that we continue to learn more and more about the epidemiology and the pathogenesis of AV as well as novel therapeutic options. Patients with acne desire clearance. Dermatology providers today have more options than ever to tailor treatment to each patient’s needs, in light of current best evidence regarding the pathogenesis and treatment of the disease. While no new chemical entities for topical delivery have revolutionized our approach to acne management, ongoing evolution in topical vehicle formulation is optimizing therapeutic benefit and the patient experience, leading to better clinical outcomes.