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.
Current and Emerging Treatments for Acne
Dermatologists should consider using the diuretic drug spironolactone to treat acne in women instead of antibiotics, researchers report.
Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology outline 10 treatments for acne scarring, plus possible future treatments.
“As dermatologists, we are trained in managing acne. We can provide early and effective treatment that improves the physical and psychological effects. It is up to us to bridge the gap between those suffering from acne and their access to medical treatment."
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.
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.
A recent small study finds that microneedling can improve acne scarring and the associated hyperpigmentation in patients with skin of color.
As both severe acne and transgenderism are independently associated with higher rates of depression and suicide, it may be advisable that transgender adolescents are monitored for acne once testosterone treatment has begun. Given the potential risks — some 41% of transgender adults have at some point attempted suicide — acne should be treated even if only mild, says Dr. Lucía Campos-Munoz.
Patient nonadherence to costly acne medications may be overcome by physicians telling patients upfront that preferred medications might be expensive.