acne scarring

From scars to active acne: Technological treatment for hard-to-treat casesLasers and photodynamic therapy are practical treatment options for acne patients who fail or aren’t compliant with traditional first-line therapies. Today’s energy devices might also enhance acne treatment as adjuvant therapy, a review shows.
Compelling research lacking in laser-based acne treatmentDermatologists and others are increasingly using lasers and light-based therapies to treat acne, but the literature proving efficacy among these therapies is limited by few high-powered trials and lots of small, low-quality studies.
Microneedling may provide alternative to lasers
Microneedling may provide alternative to lasersMicroneedling may provide a viable alternative to lasers in certain clinical situations. Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez discusses which indications have promising data behind them and where further research needs to focus.
The promises of lasers and light-based technologiesDr. Ron Wheeland reviews the past, present and future of laser and light-based technologies.
Isotretinoin study: Laser treatment safe one month post-treatmentA pilot study has successfully challenged the current non-evidenced medical recommendation that patients with acne scars should wait six to 12 months after completion of oral isotretinoin treatment before the safe initiation of nonablative fractional laser resurfacing.
New options for managing acne scarsOne of the most important advances in acne scar treatment has been the development of technology for patients with darker skin phototypes, where previously many of these patients could not be treated. And, why the future may be in fractional radiofrequency.
Top 5 dermatology controversiesThere are five controversies rattling today’s dermatology community, causing some dermatologists to think twice about commonly used products, services and procedures.
Should you wait after isotretinoin to treat acne with laser?Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Dr. Elaine Siegfried continues the discussion on isotretinoin with Jim Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. In this final segment, the two discuss whether a waiting period is necessary before treating acne scars and the questionable existence of pityrosporum folliculitis.
Tips for treating acne scars
Tips for treating acne scarsDifferent types of acne scars may require combinations of treatments and multiple sessions.
Laser technology creates hi-res maps of acne lesionsAn exploration of the feasibility of using laser technology to detect changes in microvasculature during the acne lesion healing progress and to introduce a microvasculature-based biomarker in evaluating the treatment and grading of acne.