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Current and Emerging Treatments for Acne

Acne a growing problem in pre-teensClinicians recognize that acne is increasingly presenting in pre-adolescents and that early presentation is also a predictor of worse disease in the future and the potential for scarring. Prompt, aggressive treatment will lead to better outcomes and will reduce the potential for adverse psychosocial effects.
Gold microparticles zap sebaceous folliclesSelectively heating sebaceous follicles with topically-delivered light-absorbing gold microparticles is a safe and effective treatment for acne.
Take your medicineA new study suggests that 27% of acne patients don’t get all or even, perhaps, any of their doctor-recommended acne medications. These patients are more likely to get their medications when only one treatment is prescribed.
The Irregular Border
The Irregular BorderThere is increasing interest in so-called alternative medicine. Both patients and practitioners are clearly interested in this domain and this is in striking contrast to the bright, shining edifice of evidence-based medicine.
FDA approves gel treatment for acne
FDA approves gel treatment for acneThe Food and Drug Administration has approved Onexton Gel (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide 1.2 percent/3.75 percent, Valeant Pharmaceuticals) for the once-daily treatment of comedonal and inflammatory acne in patients 12 and older.
Acne scar treatments improving rapidly
Acne scar treatments improving rapidlyTreatments for acne scars are improving rapidly, although complete fixes remain impossible and repairs require long-term treatment planning and management, according to a speaker Friday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Greg Goodman, M.D., of The Dermatology Institute of Victoria in Australia, offered attendees tips and takeaways for treating scars.
New guidelines aim to improve acne patient care
New guidelines aim to improve acne patient careGuidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne developed by the American Acne Rosacea Society (AARS) and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide the AAP with its first-ever evidence-based guidelines for the management of this very common pediatric condition.
Vitamin D may help prevent infections with atopic dermatitis (VIDEO)Learn how supplementation of Vitamin D may help prevent and decrease the risk of skin infections for those with atopic dermatitis.
P. acnes biofilm impacts antimicrobial agents
P. acnes biofilm impacts antimicrobial agentsBiofilms are increasingly implicated as the reason why currently available acne treatments sometimes prove ineffective in acne vulgaris patients, begging the need for more effective targeted therapies directed against biofilm formation.
Acne research goals should focus on inflammation
Acne research goals should focus on inflammationThe psychological distress caused by scarring and PIH following long-term acne disease can be devastating, begging the need for more effective therapeutic options.