Topical Antibiotics

Acne Patients Should Avoid Comedogenic Substances

Topical Antibiotics are administered directly to the skin. They work by killing the bacteria that contribute to acne symptoms. Topical antibiotics are very common treatments for all types of acne vulgaris (Acne Types: 1-4). Topical antibiotics tend to have fewer and milder side effects than orally administered antibiotics. For individuals with moderate to severe acne symptoms (Acne Types: 3-4), topical antibiotics are often combined with a complementary therapies in holistic acne treatment regimens.

There are many different kinds of antibiotics. Some antibiotics are more effective for the treatment of acne than others. Below is a ranked list of all of the topical antibiotics that are routinely used for the treatment of acne. Our antibiotic ranking system (Scored on a 1 {BAD} to 100 {GOOD} Scale) is based on patient reports, clinical research results and antibiotic susceptibility testing scores from a variety of sources. Click on an antibiotic to learn more about that particular medication.

Topical Antibiotics

Acne Patients Should Avoid Comedogenic Substances