Differin Strengthens Anti-Acne Therapy
Topical retinoid preparation Differin Gel 0.1% boosts the efficacy
of acne treatment when added to systemic or other topical agents,
researchers reported to American Academy of Dermatology.
Study showed that patients considered their acne regimen superior
when Differin was included compared to therapy that did not include
"It's important to note that the trial included several different
acne treatment strategies, and thus our study population represents the
broad range of patients typically seen by practicing dermatologists,"
said John E. Wolf, Jr., MD, professor and chairman of the dermatology
division at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
For the trial, acne patients were followed for a 12-week period
while receiving the treatment prescribed by their individual
All treatment regimens contained Differin Gel 0.1% either as add-on therapy or part of first-line combination therapy.
The data showed that Differin Gel 0.1% was associated with a
dramatic reduction in acne comedones and inflammatory lesions (65%).
"Overall, our results demonstrate that Differin Gel 0.1%, when
combined with many different products, yielded reliable improvements
with excellent tolerability and patient satisfaction and can thus be
viewed as an ideal topical retinoid preparation," Dr. Wolf observed.
Acne vulgaris affects roughly 80 percent of young adults and
adolescents and is one of the most common reasons for office visits to