The intensity and duration of the inflammatory reaction in acne causes dermal damage and alteration of the sebaceous gland structure leading to atrophic scar formation, but not all patients are affected equally.
Treatment may offer an alternative to topical retinoid treatments for acne scarring.
Years ago, antibiotics started to be used to treat acne because it was thought that the condition was an infectious disease, Hilary E. Baldwin, M.D., of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.
Review highlights the need to accurately diagnose this common bacterial infection.
Superficial chemical peels have a relatively low complication rate in patients with darker skin types when performed appropriately, a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has found.
Acne may primarily be a genetic condition, but one that is compounded by environmental and social influences, shows a twins study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD). This study is among a select group of studies featured in this month's acne supplement.
Publishing new research findings has its benefits, but how physicians use that information and their personal experience in clinical practice can prove to be more insightful. In this table on page 98 of Dermatology Times June issue, we feature insights from three physicians who participated in the rapid-fire Q&A “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” from this year's Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference.
A recent acne study in identical and fraternal twins indicates the condition may be primarily caused by genetics, and that social and environmental factors influence acne symptom severity.
Researchers writing in JAMA Dermatology say that the evidence for light therapies as effective acne treatments remains weak and inconclusive, but one may be worth noting.
Doctors writing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology find blunt cannula subcision (BCS) more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scarring.