What is the role of intralesional steroid injections and comedone removal in the treatment of acne vulgaris?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Intralesional steroid injections have been found to be beneficial for large inflammatory lesions. Comedone removal does not affect the course of the disease, but it does improve the patient’s appearance. [33] Additionally, some patients may benefit from superficial peels that use glycolic or salicylic acid, although more research needs to be conducted to establish best practice for these modalities.


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