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The Oscar Study

Reducing Acne Lesions Can Reduce the Risk of Acne Scarring1

We examined the role early treatment of acne with Epiduo® Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/ 2.5% played in helping to prevent acne scar formation.1

OSCAR Study Report

Scarring Can Occur at Every Level of Acne Severity2,3

28% of patients with almost clear skin or mild acne experienced scarring3

Almost Clear to Mild Acne
A few scattered comedones and a few small papules; easily recognizable; less than half of the face involved. Some comedones, papules, and pustules.1

51% of patients with moderate acne experienced scarring3

Moderate Acne
More than half of the face is involved. Many comedones, papules, and pustules. One small nodule may be present.1

77% of patients with severe acne experienced scarring3

Severe Acne
Entire face is involved. Covered with comedones, numerous papules, and pustules. A few nodules may or may not be present.1

Reducing inflammatory acne lesions can decrease the risk of scarring.2

  • Early treatment of acne may decrease acne scarring risk2,3
  • Reducing inflammation—a fundamental factor in acne scar formation.
    • can help stop new acne from developing2
Before and after acne picture of patient using Epiduo® Forte Gel. Before and after acne picture of patient using Epiduo® Forte Gel.

See the OSCAR Study results on real patients.

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Important Safety Information

Indication: Epiduo® Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/2.5% is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Adverse Events: In the pivotal study, the most commonly reported adverse reactions (≥1%) in patients treated with Epiduo® Forte Gel were skin irritation, eczema, atopic dermatitis and skin burning sensation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients using Epiduo® Forte Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of Epiduo® Forte Gel and may necessitate discontinuation. When applying Epiduo® Forte Gel, care should be taken to avoid the eyes, lips and mucous membranes.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

  1. Epiduo® Forte Gel clinical Study Report (SPR 105061). Data on file. Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
  2. Tan J, Bourdes V, Bissonnette R, et al. Prospective study of pathogenesis of atrophic acne scars and role of macular erythema. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(6):567-573.
  3. Tan J, Sewon K, Leyden J. Prevalence and risk factors of acne scarring among patients consulting dermatologists in the United States. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(2):97-102.
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