Scarring is a common complication of acne, even when the condition is only mild, and in people with dark skin the scarring can be complicated by hyperpigmentation.
In recent years the number of adolescents who feel that they do not identify with the gender that was assigned to them at birth and who have sought gender reassignment treatment — in the form of hormones
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.
Review provides solid, reaffirming scientific data in support of using the medication for acne.
Treating acne in pregnancy requires familiarity with FDA medication categories and having thorough discussions with patients
Dermatologists should discuss cost and insurance coverage concerns with patients to boost adherence to acne medication, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.
Poor quality trials make assessing effects of non-pharmacological treatments in acne difficult, but based on the evidence, glycolic acid, amino fruit acid, intense pulsed light and diode laser are the most promising.
Between 2004 and 2013, the number of spironolactone courses per 100 females with acne rose from 2.08 to 8.13 among dermatologists and from 1.43 to 4.09 among nondermatologists, researchers report.
The transgender dermatology patient may face a unique set of challenges doctors should be prepared to address, says Dr. Brian Ginsberg.