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Integrative Management of Acne 

Integrative Management of Acne
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Integrative Management of Acne
Author(s):

Whitney Bowe

and Jaimie Glick

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0012
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date: 28 May 2020

Acne vulgaris is the most prevalent skin condition affecting more than 80 percent of adolescents and commonly continuing into adulthood. This chapter begins with a discussion of recent updates into the pathophysiology of acne. New directions for acne therapy including novel drug combinations and formulations as well as advanced vehicle technologies are subsequently addressed. The remainder of the chapter will be devoted to the role of integrative therapies in acne treatment including the use of botanicals, herbs, antioxidants, and probiotics as well as the influence of diet and procedural therapies on acne treatment.

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