Acne

Study links vitamin D deficiency with acne
November 26, 2020

Patients with acne should be screened for vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, according to researchers of a recent study investigating vitamin D's link to acne.

The Cutaneous Connection- Episode 12: Antibiotics for Acne
November 23, 2020

The potential for antibiotic resistance have caused some physicians to be wary of the drug class when prescribing an acne treatment regimen. Christopher Bunick, M.D., Ph.D., clears the air around antibiotic use for acne and discusses his research of narrow-spectrum antibiotics.

Treatment improves QOL for patients with acne
November 12, 2020

Quality of life could play role in assessing acne patient care. According to recent study’s results, researchers saw a four-to-five-fold QOL improvement versus baseline over a full treatment course of isotretinoin.

Narrow-spectrum antibiotics viable treatment option for acne
November 12, 2020

Perceptions of antibiotics and potential antibiotic resistance have caused some physicians to be wary of the drug class when prescribing an acne treatment regimen. However, narrow-spectrum antibiotics have shown a low propensity for development of antimicrobial resistance while also effectively treating acne.

Clascoterone cream 1% targets androgen receptors
November 10, 2020

The topical cream is the first acne drug with a new mechanism of action to win FDA approval in the last 40 years.

Study: Spironolactone viable acne treatment option in adolescent females 
November 06, 2020

Spironolactone demonstrated notable safety and tolerability in females aged

The Cutaneous Connection- Episode 10: Maskne
November 05, 2020

Amir Karam, M.D., facial plastic surgeon, San Diego, Calif., explains the rising incidences of acne associated with face mask usage, otherwise known as maskne, as well as tips for prevention and treatment.

Maskne tips for health care professionals
October 30, 2020

Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, provides some useful tips to help health care professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic combat mask irritation and acne.

Mask fabrics and skin irritation
October 29, 2020

With the rise in face mask usage, multiple types of masks have entered the market made of a variety of materials. Some, however, can lead to more skin irritation than others. Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, provides some suggestions for the best type of mask to use and how to reduce skin irritation.

Specific dietary supplements linked to acne
October 29, 2020

According to a recent review, supplements such as B6/B12, high-dose vitamins and whey protein have been linked to acne development. Study authors suggest physicians ask acne patients about their supplement use and educate them on potential side effects.