The treatment and management of acne and rosacea in patients with skin of color can be tricky and it behooves the astute clinician to be wary of the pitfalls and challenges associated with treatment.
The cumulative dose of antibiotics prescribed to treat acne can be reduced through adjunctive use of retinoids or benzoyl peroxide.
Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Dr. Elaine Siegfried continues the discussion on isotretinoin with James Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Here, the two discuss isotretinoin dosing and side effects.
Hormonal therapy is effective in treating acne, but patients will likely have to remain on hormonal therapy long-term to maintain the benefits.
Dr. Jim Leyden, an active participant in isotretinoin's drug development process, discusses many of the important initial clinical observations and those that others have made over the years.
A better understanding of the delicate balance the bacterial microbiome plays in disease may lead to new therapeutic options.
Ask your patients about their use of alternative/complementary therapies, which are often helpful but can cause or worsen skin problems.
Different types of acne scars may require combinations of treatments and multiple sessions.
Conventional acne treatment guidelines focus on acne severity. But there’s much more to effectively treating individual acne patients, according to an expert panel of 13 Canadian dermatologists, who developed a case-centered multifactorial consensus on acne management. Learn more