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Current and Emerging Treatments for Acne

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.
Novel acne gel found safe in three clinical trialsA nitric oxide-releasing gel to treat acne vulgaris has been found to be extremely safe, according to three Phase 1 pharmacokinetic clinical trials.
Isotretinoin study: Laser treatment safe one month post-treatmentA pilot study has successfully challenged the current non-evidenced medical recommendation that patients with acne scars should wait six to 12 months after completion of oral isotretinoin treatment before the safe initiation of nonablative fractional laser resurfacing.
Spironolactone safe and effective for adult female acneMany dermatologists use spironolactone as a treatment in conjunction with traditional therapies, birth control and other hormonal modalities to help with the hormonal component of acne in adult women.
A tiered approach to managing acneThe goal of a tiered approach to acne is to improve both the patient’s acne and quality of life, while promoting responsible use of antibiotics.