Adult-onset acne: An expert consensus

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Author Details : Shrichand G Parasramani, Sushil Tahiliani, Gaurav Deshmukh*, Dhiraj Dhoot, Hanmant Barkate

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 90-97

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Despite the increasing incidence of adult acne in recent times practical guidelines for management of these patients are lacking in India setup. Thus, to develop practical consensus-based recommendations on diagnosis and management of acne in adult patients an expert panel was finalized. The consensus was developed using Delphi method. Panel members were asked to complete two Delphi surveys one for diagnosis and another for management. Experts reached consensus on practical approach of diagnosis and management of patients with adult acne based on available evidence and their personal experience.
Experts recommended that a holistic treatment approach consisting of standard therapy, adjuvant therapy and cosmetic use should be first choice treatment strategy in adult acne patients. Experts also commented that treatment choices should be individualized based on the specific characteristics of each patient and be tailored to suit this particular population.

Keywords: Adult acne, Consensus, Management, Diagnosis, Female acne.

How to cite : Parasramani S G, Tahiliani S , Deshmukh G , Dhoot D , Barkate H , Adult-onset acne: An expert consensus. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(2):90-97

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Article History

Received : 10-05-2021

Accepted : 17-05-2021

Available online : 26-05-2021

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