acne

Laser treatments found safe, effectiveA new study finds that use of dual laser therapy alone in skin types V and VI achieves excellent results with an exceptional side-effect profile.
Office-based alternative to in-home oral and topical regimenApplication of a topical photoparticle immediately before non-ablative 810 nm diode laser treatment for acne resulted in a statistically significant reduction from baseline in inflammatory acne counts on the back, according to a small feasibility study.
Hormonal therapies effective for acneHormonal therapies are an effective strategy to improve acne in women but some of these treatments, including birth control pills, are not commonly prescribed.
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acne
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acneAs part of its updated guidelines for the treatment of acne published early last year, the American Academy of Dermatology included new recommendations for the use of oral isotretinoin.
Practice gaps in childhood acne treatmentCombination therapies are under used; the role of diet, while controversial, may be beneficial; and, cosmeceuticals may remedy mild-to-moderate acne. Read more on acne treatment guidelines.
The truth about isotretinoinSince its introduction, isotretinoin has been reported to cause psychiatric problems or irritable bowel disease. Because different studies over the past 35 years do not support these claims dermatologists should not hesitate to prescribe this medication for their acne patients.
RF microneedling applicationsOne dermatologists describes her success with radiofreqency microneedling to treat acne and acne scarring.
The digital skin health revolutionMobile app for acne opens the door for use with skin aging and other aesthetic skin conditions.
Cumulative dosing of isotretinoin should not follow strict rangeCumulative dosing of isotretinoin has followed a reference range of 120 to 150 mg/kg, but there is an absence of strong evidence supporting this recommendation, pointing to the need for clinicians to treat their patients to achieve clearance of acne rather than adhere to this range.
Which OTC products are good for the acne patient?An expert goes over the pros and cons of some of the available OTC acne products.