Pomade Acne

  • Oge OnwudiweEmail author
  • Valerie D. Callender


Pomade acne is typically a follical-based acneiform eruption seen after polonged use of agents containing hydrocarbons with high melting points. Spontaneous resolution can occur months after discontinuation of the offending agents. Topical retinoids and other comedolytic products can be used as well.


Salicylic Acid Benzoyl Peroxide Azelaic Acid Hair Shaft Topical Retinoid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic CenterGlenn DaleUSA

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