25% TCA Peel and Dermabrasion Significantly Improves Acne Scar Appearance

A superficial peel of 25% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) followed by manual dermasanding in separate sessions is effective in the treatment of mild to moderate acne scars, according to results of a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Although the combined treatment of chemical peeling and dermabrasion of the face for treatment of acne […]

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“Maskne” Rates Rise, But Understanding is Only Observational

Case reports of “maskne,” a term coined during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to describe a variant of acne, have been on the rise, yet understanding of this adverse effect of mask wearing has largely been based on observation. A letter published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, suggests maskne is […]

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Acne and Mental Health: What is the Physician’s Role?

The importance of psychological care for patients with acne vulgaris was discussed in a review article published in Dermatologic Therapy. Acne is frequently associated with low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, and depression. Clinical research suggests that acne often negatively affects quality of life, the study authors noted, particularly in women, adolescents, and patients with significant facial […]

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Isotretinoin Treatment Associated With Insomnia in Young Patients With Acne

Adolescents and young adults prescribed isotretinoin for the treatment of acne were at higher risk for insomnia than patients who used other acne treatments, according to study results presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Virtual Meeting Experience (AAD VMX) 2020, held online from June 12 to 14, 2020. Investigators extracted data from the Food […]

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APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF ACNE SKIN DISORDERS:

Effective acne treatment begins with improved understanding of the skin condition, Blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and any red, swollen bumps that give off warmth are signs of inflammation and acne. There are millions of people who struggle with acne all over the world; in fact, over 40 million people suffer from it. Triggers of Acne […]

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