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.
Ingredients listings hint at concentrationMany of the new cellulite minimizing creams contain retinol as the ingredient that is called out on the front packaging. Remember that when an ingredient is called out on the packaging, this is not a claim and implies no efficacy.
A critical look at the term cosmeceutical: Descriptive or deceptive?The term “cosmeceutical” was coined in 1984 by Albert Kligman, M.D., Ph.D., to describe an emerging category of skincare products. Dr. Kligman, known for his work on topical retinoids, used this term to describe skincare products that provided therapeutic benefits to the skin above and beyond what would be seen with simple cosmetics.
Guidelines for managing acne in children promote more consistent careWith acne presenting in increasingly younger patients, new guidelines developed by the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) promote more consistent care for pediatric patients, according to an expert.
New guidelines for treatment of pediatric acneJust-published expert recommendations from the American Acne and Rosacea Society are the first evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris in children and adolescents.