acne

Topical corticosteroids reduce retinoid irritation, study showsTransient topical corticosteroids could take edge off severe irritation from topical retinoid acne treatment without decreasing efficacy.
Optimal topical retinoid use for acneStriking the perfect balance for retinoid use isn't easy. In this article, Dr. Michael Kolodney outlines his techniques for applying and managing retinoids.
August clinical considerations for NPs and PAsIn this month’s Clinical Considerations, we learn from a new study that laser treatment following isotretinoin therapy can possibly be initiated sooner than we thought; researchers have shown microwave technology may reduce underarm odor, and glean guidance for diagnosing mycosis fungoides.
Acne, rosacea meds more expensive for Medicare patients seeing specialistsPatients on Medicare who receive prescriptions for acne and rosacea from specialists pay more for those medications than they would from a primary care physician, according to results of a new study.
Novel acne gel found safe in three clinical trialsA nitric oxide-releasing gel to treat acne vulgaris has been found to be extremely safe, according to three Phase 1 pharmacokinetic clinical trials.
Spironolactone safe and effective for adult female acneMany dermatologists use spironolactone as a treatment in conjunction with traditional therapies, birth control and other hormonal modalities to help with the hormonal component of acne in adult women.
A tiered approach to managing acneThe goal of a tiered approach to acne is to improve both the patient’s acne and quality of life, while promoting responsible use of antibiotics.
Treating acne vulgaris in skin of colorThe clinical presentation of acne vulgaris in darker-skinned individuals differs in many ways from the white population, including some specific exacerbating factors that are due to cultural skin and hair-care practices.
Phase 3 trials for acne treatment show promising resultsThe tetracycline-derived antibiotic sarecycline from Allergan plc and Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc. for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne has been found effective and safe, according to the results of two phase 3 trials.
June Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsThis month, our clinical considerations include articles on the role of the microbe in acne, data around a topical agent to treat tinea pedis, and insights on sebum interacts with airborne pollution.