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Aklief is a prescription acne treatment medication used to prevent acne for teenagers and it is formulated to be effective for both acne vulgaris and inflammatory acne. This acne solution can be used on the face, shoulders, chest, or back with equal effectiveness based on where the individual is experiencing acne resulting from sebaceous glands that are more active as a young person passes through puberty. Trifarotene is a retinoid molecule that aids skin in replacing old skin cells at a faster speed while also exfoliating away old cells and reducing the occurrence of new acne blemishes.
For topical use on skin only. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, paranasal creases, or mucous membranes.
Apply a thin layer of Aklief cream to affected areas 1x daily on clean, dry skin.
Application in the evening before bed is best.
Volume of cream applied will depend on body part being treated. Read instruction in pamphlet for more on what standard application guidelines apply based on body part treated.
Using a moisturizer is recommended while using Aklief cream.
The active ingredient in Aklief cream is Trifarotene.
For use with ages 9 and up only.
Do not apply cream to skin with cuts, abrasions, or eczematous or sunburnt skin.
Limit exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and protective clothing to cover treated skin when skin will be exposed to direct, strong sunlight.
Do not wax or use any type of depilatory hair removal product on skin while treating with Aklief cream.
There are no established drug interactions risks associated with using Aklief for acne treatment, but you may want to discuss any other facial skincare products you may be using with the pharmacist before you buy Aklief acne cream.
Side effects from using Aklief cream are possible, and include localized skin irritation with redness, scaling, dryness, or stinging / burning. If side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again regarding acne treatment for teens alternatives.