The goal of this article is to highlight recent developments in the treatment of acne and rosacea. An update on the use of isotretinoin, minocycline, topical retinoids, and hormones in the treatment of acne are presented. Highlights of research findings that may lead to future acne therapies are discussed. New in the management of rosacea are studies demonstrating the efficacy of 1% topical metronidazole in the treatment of rosacea, reports on the successful maintenance of remissions of rosacea with 0.75% metronidazole gel, and data regarding the controversial association of rosacea with Helicobacter pylori infection.
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