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Date:5/22/2008

lved to increase treatment compliance.(5)

While acne is very treatable, more than 9 out of 10 dermatologists (91%) say patient compliance is a barrier to successful treatment. About 54% of adults with acne say they follow their skin treatment regimen exactly as prescribed; yet, only 2% of dermatologists say the same about their patients. Managing patients' result expectations of acne treatments is also an issue -- while patients expect to see overnight results, most dermatologists report that in reality, actual results can typically be seen in an average of 7.8 weeks.(1)

"The Skin Matters 2008 Survey demonstrates that adults have just as hard a time with treatment compliance as teens," says Dr. Fried. "Many patients have difficulty following their treatment plan due to excess messiness, medications taking too long to apply, or using incorrect amounts of medicine that subsequently cause irritation. Adults with acne should consult with their dermatologists because there are effective, easy-to-use treatment options available. Additionally, patients and physicians should make more of an effort to listen and understand one another during the office visit."

Retin-A Micro(R) Pump was specifically designed to reduce compliance barriers. Microsphere technology slowly releases tretinoin over time, reducing the irritation commonly seen with other tretinoin formulas. Retin-A Micro(R) Pump delivers a consistent amount of medication with each use, preventing overuse, and making acne treatment easy and cost effective.(5,6,7)

About the Skin Matters 2008 Survey

This Acne Survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Retin-A Micro(R) Pump between December 7 and December 19, 2007 among 1,327 U.S. teens ages 13-19, 514 U.S. adults ages 20-40 who ever experience acne, 628 U.S. parents ages 30+ of children ages 13-19 who ever experience acne; and 263 U.S. dermatologists who treat patients with acne. No estimates
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