Treatment experience of late acne in active reproductive aged women




late acne, treatment, women, active reproductive age


Current guidelines of acne treatment are not effective in different women. Dissatisfaction with the esthetic results of treatment creates the need to optimize the treatment of late acne in active reproductive aged women.

Objective of the study: to evaluate the effectiveness of developed comprehensive method for the treatment of late acne in active reproductive aged women.

Materials and methods. 32 patients with acne tarda aged 25–40 years were examined and treated, including women with acne of I degree of severity – 18.8%, II degree – 30.6%, III degree – 46.8%. Biophysical parameters of skin (fat, moisture, elasticity and erythema degree) were determined before treatment, after 3 and 6 months and expressed in arbitrary units. The control group consisted of 8 conditionally healthy women of the corresponding age without acne. Treatment efficacy was evaluated in 3 comparison groups: group 1 – 10 patients who received conventional therapy; group 2 – 12 patients in whom traditional therapy was combined with combined oral contraceptive (COC) Belara, group 3 – 10 patients in whom traditional therapy was combined with COC Belara and Richter CycloBalance.

Results. A comparative analysis of the inflammatory dynamics (papules, pustules, nodes, cysts) and non-inflammatory rash elements (open and closed comedones), skin biophysical parameters (fat, porosity, hydration, erythema, elasticity) before treatment, after 3 and 6 months of therapy showed the advantage of combined use COC Belara and Richter CycloBalance in the complex treatment of late acne in active reproductive aged women.

Conclusion. Complex therapy of late acne in active reproductive aged women with COC Belar and Richter CycloBalance increases the effectiveness of therapy and aesthetic skin status.

Author Biographies

Т. В. Проценко, VERUM Medical Center, Kyiv

MD, professor, honored doctor of Ukraine, organizer of the School of Clinical Dermatology, dermatovenerologist

А. Б. Гордийчук, Kyiv



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Проценко, Т. В., & Гордийчук, А. Б. (2020). Treatment experience of late acne in active reproductive aged women. REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, (53), 70–74.



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