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Microbe imbalance fuels acneThe difference between acne and healthy skin is largely dependent on the balance of the skin microbiota, according to study results.
Intense pulsed light bridges eye care and aestheticsWhat is this age-defying modern technology that a young, nonmedical professional is applying to her face? It is a YAG laser combined with an intense pulse light (IPL).
New treatments on the horizonEmerging therapies are showing impressive efficacy and good tolerability, according to one dermatologist.
Office-based alternative to in-home oral and topical regimenApplication of a topical photoparticle immediately before non-ablative 810 nm diode laser treatment for acne resulted in a statistically significant reduction from baseline in inflammatory acne counts on the back, according to a small feasibility study.
Laser treatments found safe, effectiveA new study finds that use of dual laser therapy alone in skin types V and VI achieves excellent results with an exceptional side-effect profile.
Autoimmune drug pipeline: What health execs should watchNew drugs for RA, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes and Crohn’s disease—some recently approved and others coming down the pipeline—could have an impact on the industry.
Study finds significant inpatient burden for AD patientsA recent study looked at the inpatient burden on patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) in the United States and found a significant financial burden due to the high hospitalization rates.
Hormonal therapies effective for acneHormonal therapies are an effective strategy to improve acne in women but some of these treatments, including birth control pills, are not commonly prescribed.
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acne
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acneAs part of its updated guidelines for the treatment of acne published early last year, the American Academy of Dermatology included new recommendations for the use of oral isotretinoin.
Impact of childhood atopic dermatitisInstructional handouts help caregivers stick to complicated treatment plans for pediatric AD patients. Historically effective AD treatments are being augmented with new phosphodiesterase inhibitors and biologics. Gentler approaches such as massage, light therapy, and melatonin may also be of value for children with AD.

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