Treating Acne Across Age Groups

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, February 2, 2015

Dermatologists at the Maui Derm 2015 meeting learned that they should be on the lookout for older patients with acne — especially women — and they should be especially cautious about antibiotic use in young patients.

“There is increased recognition that there’s a significant amount of acne across the various ages,” says Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D., chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of California, San Diego, who spoke about acne issues. “We don’t know if it’s different than in the past since we don’t have prior epidemiologic data.”