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Current and Emerging Treatments for Acne

Isotretinoin may ameliorate depression symptomsPooled meta-analysis does not support association between isotretinoin treatment for acne and worsening of depression.
Less isotretinoin monitoring?The lack of serious laboratory abnormalities in patients on isotretinoin suggests that reduced monitoring may suffice.
Isotretinoin requires caution in acne fulminansExpert panel offers guidelines for diagnosing and treating acne fulminans and its variants.
Antibiotic resistance in acne: Avoid monotherapyA recent review supports AAD and EADV calls to limit antibiotic use in acne, and to further study the issue of antimicrobial resistance.
OCPs for teen acne: Seek parental consentHonoring the letter of minor consent laws requires respecting parents' wishes for oral contraceptives prescribed for acne.
EADV touts specific acne quality-of-life toolsEADV experts recommend six quality-of-life measures including the DLQI and Skindex-29 for acne treatment and research.
Botanical ingredients reduce mild acne-related erythema
Botanical ingredients reduce mild acne-related erythemaA combination of salicylic acid and botanicals commonly may provide anti-inflammatory benefits as a spot treatment for acne.
Azelaic acid reduces truncal acne
Azelaic acid reduces truncal acneA new azelaic acid 15% foam may provide a viable alternative to oral treatments for truncal acne.
Acne, rosacea meds more expensive for Medicare patients seeing specialistsPatients on Medicare who receive prescriptions for acne and rosacea from specialists pay more for those medications than they would from a primary care physician, according to results of a new study.
Study associates adolescent acne with higher grades, possible future earningsAdolescents who have acne may have higher grade point averages and higher earning potential in the job market, according to findings from a recent study.