Acne develops when pores become clogged with dead skin cells and an oil in the skin known as sebum. Causes include:
Adults generally get acne in the U‑zone, which includes the chin, jawline, and around the mouth.
Teens typically get acne in the T‑zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and upper chin area.
Whether acne affects you in the U-zone or T-zone, most cases can be controlled with a prescription treatment such as Differin Gel, 0.3%.
*Adult female acne interviews. Data on file.
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Indication: DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3% is a prescription medication known as a retinoid and is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported (≥1%) adverse events in patients treated with DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3% were dry skin, skin discomfort, pruritus, desquamation, and sunburn. Warnings/Precautions: Patients should minimize exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps, while using DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3%. If exposure cannot be avoided, sunscreen products and protective apparel should be used. Weather extremes, such as wind or cold, may be irritating to patients undergoing treatment with DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3%. Avoid contact of DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3% with the eyes, lips, angles of the nose and mucous membranes. Do not use DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3% on cuts, abrasions, eczematous or sunburned skin. As with other retinoids, use of waxing should be avoided on skin treated with adapalene. Patients should use caution with use of DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3% in combination with potentially irritating topical products, like medicated or abrasive soaps and cleansers and products with high concentrations of astringents or alcohol. Caution should be exercised in using preparations containing sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid in combinations with DIFFERIN® GEL, 0.3%.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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