Current and Emerging Treatments Acne

Spironolactone for hormonal acneFemale patients with hormonal acne that typically flares before or after menstrual cycles may be ideal candidates for spironolactone, said Emmy M. Graber, M.D., president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston who spoke at AAD 2018 in San Diego this week.
The best and worst of light therapies for acneReview shows that research on lasers and other light therapies for acne fails to offer robust evidence on efficacy, say researchers writing in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Adult acne could be more traumatizing than teen acneThe presence of adult acne, especially among women, is increasing, shows an Italian study that points to job stress for exasperating the condition in adults who are harder hit by the psychological, social and emotional effects of the condition as compared to teens.
Topical for acne vulgarisOrtho Dermatologics has announced that RETIN-A MICRO® (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.06% is now available commercially to healthcare professionals.
Antibiotic dialogue needs to continue
Antibiotic dialogue needs to continueI thoroughly enjoyed the lead article about “antimicrobial stewardship” in the October edition of Dermatology Times (“Antimicrobial stewardship: How dermatologists can be part of the solution, Vol. 34, No. 10). It succinctly and effectively detailed that for healthcare providers in general and dermatologists in specific, it is our duty to utilize antimicrobials appropriately.