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 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.
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.
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.
The topical cream is the first acne drug with a new mechanism of action to win FDA approval in the last 40 years.
Spironolactone demonstrated notable safety and tolerability in females aged
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.
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.
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.
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.