Publishing new research findings certainly has its benefits, but how physicians use that information and their personal experience in clinical practice can prove to be more insightful. In this article, we feature three physicians who participated in the rapid-fire Q&A “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” from the Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference held in January in Hawaii.
Current and Emerging Treatments Acne
A recent small study finds that microneedling can improve acne scarring and the associated hyperpigmentation in patients with skin of color.
Female patients with hormonal acne that typically flares before or after menstrual cycles may be ideal candidates for spironolactone, said Emmy M. Graber, M.D., president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston who spoke at AAD 2018 in San Diego this week.
The presence of adult acne, especially among women, is increasing, shows an Italian study that points to job stress for exasperating the condition in adults who are harder hit by the psychological, social and emotional effects of the condition as compared to teens.
Review shows that research on lasers and other light therapies for acne fails to offer robust evidence on efficacy, say researchers writing in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Ortho Dermatologics has announced that RETIN-A MICRO® (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.06% is now available commercially to healthcare professionals.
EADV experts recommend six quality-of-life measures including the DLQI and Skindex-29 for acne treatment and research.
Honoring the letter of minor consent laws requires respecting parents' wishes for oral contraceptives prescribed for acne.
A combination of salicylic acid and botanicals commonly may provide anti-inflammatory benefits as a spot treatment for acne.
A new azelaic acid 15% foam may provide a viable alternative to oral treatments for truncal acne.