Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Retinoid/antibacterial combinations

Aknemycin Plus

Aknemycin Plus

Aknemycin Plus is a combination of a retinoid and antibacterial in an alcohol base that dissolves sebum. The retinoid tretinoin acts topically as a keratolytic agent by markedly increasing cell turnover in the cornified epithelium, including the epithelium of the follicular ducts and comedones. In the first instance, skin irritation, erythema and increased vascularisation occur, followed by thickening and desquamation of the epithelium. The renewal time of the cornified epithelium is therefore shortened. Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic with bacteriostatic action on all pathogens involved in the development of acne. When applied topically, it also effects a reduction in the concentration of skin surface lipids and shows a direct anti-inflammatory effect