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Dermatology case discussion: How would you manage this acne patient?

Case discussion: A young woman presents with mainly comedonal and papular acne, as well as early scarring. What is your management plan?

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In this week's case, we look at a young female patient who presents with mainly comedonal and papular acne, as well as early scarring.

What is your treatment plan for this patient?

Initial presentation

Initial presentation 2


Dr King's treatment plan included:

  • Erythromycin 400 mg 2 bd
  • Estelle -35 ED 
  • Topical retinoid at night
  • 6/52 Blue/Red LED

At the patient's 6-week review:

  • Wood’s light shows excellent cleansing
  • Minimal active acne
  • Residual sebaceous “bumpiness”
  • Start Dermaroller and vitamin C serum at night before Retrieve
  • Further 1 month antibiotics
  • Book for Dermapen in 1 month




Update after 6 months:



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