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Current and Emerging Treatments for Acne

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 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.
Topical agents for acneWhen it comes to choosing topical agents for treating acne, separating fact from fiction can be challenging for dermatologists.
Oral antibiotics for acneDermatologists should turn to oral antibiotics for treating acne when topical medications have failed or are too irritating.
Practice gaps in childhood acne treatmentCombination therapies are under used; the role of diet, while controversial, may be beneficial; and, cosmeceuticals may remedy mild-to-moderate acne. Read more on acne treatment guidelines.
The truth about isotretinoinSince its introduction, isotretinoin has been reported to cause psychiatric problems or irritable bowel disease. Because different studies over the past 35 years do not support these claims dermatologists should not hesitate to prescribe this medication for their acne patients.
RF microneedling applicationsOne dermatologists describes her success with radiofreqency microneedling to treat acne and acne scarring.
Acne responds to energy-based therapiesEnergy-based treatments can be used on their own or in conjunction with medical treatments to address chronic dermatological conditions like melasma, acne, and vitiligo.
Energy-based treatment advantages for acneTwo novel energy-based approaches are ushering in a new era in acne treatment. One expert addresses the role these devices may play.
Isotretinoin: Time to reconsider blood test best practicesWhile oral isotretinoin has been associated with various side effects and routine blood tests have been recommended, evidence points to inconsistencies in monitoring practices. Many physicians also are questioning whether the effort has value.