A low glycemic index and glycemic load diet decreases IGF-1 concentrations, a well-established risk factor in the pathogenesis of acne pathogenesis indicating that such diets have the potential to reduce the impact of acne, a study suggests.
Dermatologists should consider using the diuretic drug spironolactone to treat acne in women instead of antibiotics, researchers report.
Study of 144 female students shows that stress may increase acne severity.
Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology outline 10 treatments for acne scarring, plus possible future treatments.
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.
Superficial chemical peels have a relatively low complication rate in patients with darker skin types when performed appropriately, a study finds.
Years ago antibiotics were used to treat acne because it was thought that the condition was an infectious disease, says Dr. Hilary Baldwin of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Review highlights the need to accurately diagnose this common bacterial infection.