Concomitant therapy for acne in patients with skin of color: a case-based approach

Dermatol Nurs. Jan-Feb 2009;21(1):33-6.

Abstract

Acne affects individuals of all races and ethnicities. Patients with skin of color present a unique challenge, particularly due to the potential for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Concomitant therapy is an appropriate strategy for this population, as demonstrated in the following case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / drug therapy*
  • Acne Vulgaris / ethnology*
  • Adolescent
  • African Americans*
  • Chemexfoliation / methods
  • Dermatologic Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Dermatologic Agents / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Hyperpigmentation / chemically induced
  • Hyperpigmentation / prevention & control*
  • Male
  • Minocycline / administration & dosage
  • Ointments
  • Retinoids / administration & dosage
  • Skin Pigmentation*

Substances

  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Ointments
  • Retinoids
  • Minocycline