The choice of treatment for acne in adolescence may impact the risk of later scar formation when the condition persists into adulthood, shows a recent study.
Treating all acne early with a topical retinoid and an antibiotic can help patients avoid scarring and its psychosocial consequences, experts say. The aggressive approach also may help stave off medicolegal concerns, they add.
Studies support using microneedling as monotherapy to treat acne scars; however, mixed evidence requires more direct comparisons with other minimally invasive treatments.
A 40mg doxycycline dose with a topical containing adapalene 0.3% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% is an effective and safe treatment option for severe acne, according to a single-center pilot study published recently.
To recognize Antibiotic Awareness Week, we’ve gathered articles on antibiotic use in acne, alternative therapies and treatment trends in the specialty. View the highlights in this slideshow.
Adult female acne should be treated differently than teenage acne. There is a hormonal component at play rather than a bacterial pathogenesis that should be considered, one expert says.
Several retrospective analyses indicate spironolactone may have similar efficacy to oral antibiotics in the treatment of acne in women. Underuse of this off-label treatment option may be due to lack of efficacy evidence. The two options should be directly evaluated in future studies to guide practice.
Drug development in acne is currently focused on targeting inflammation and reworking the vehicles of existing active drugs to increase their efficacy and tolerability, according to this expert.
An extract of Nigella seeds within a topical gel formulation has shown positive results as a potential treatment for acne vulgaris, according to a recent study.
Being overweight may have a protective effect on whether adolescents develop acne, according to a new study of more than 600,400 Israeli youth.