American Academy of Dermatology's Latest Guidelines for Acne Vulgaris Management

31 Jan 2024 • The American Academy of Dermatology has recently released 18 robust evidence-based recommendations and 5 good practice statements for the management of acne vulgaris.


  • Strong recommendations are made for benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, and oral doxycycline.
  • Oral isotretinoin is strongly recommended for acne that is severe, causing psychosocial burden or scarring, or failing standard oral or topical therapy.
  • Conditional recommendations are made for topical clascoterone, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid, as well as for oral minocycline, sarecycline, combined oral contraceptive pills, and spironolactone.
  • Combining topical therapies with multiple mechanisms of action, limiting systemic antibiotic use, combining systemic antibiotics with topical therapies, and adding intralesional corticosteroid injections for larger acne lesions are recommended as good practice statements.

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