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Novel device-based acne treatments: comparison of a 1,450-nm diode laser and micro-needling radiofrequency on mild to moderate acne vulgaris and seborrhea in Korean patients through a 20-week prospective, randomized, split-face study.

DOI: jdv.14714  PMID: 29178495   While device-based acne treatments are widely applied for patients not tolerating conventional medications, related controlled studies have been still limited. Recently, non-ablative 1,450-nm diode laser (DL) and fractional micro-needling radiofrequency (FMR) have been effectively used for acne, in addition to well-recognized dermal remodeling effects.To compare the clinical …

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Comparative study of buffered 50% glycolic acid (pH 3.0) + 0.5% salicylic acid solution vs Jessner’s solution in patients with acne vulgaris.

DOI: jocd.12445  PMID: 29164826   Superficial chemical peels are frequently used in acne vulgaris treatment. Although glycolic acid (GA) has been widely used in clinical practice, its pH ranges from 0.08-2.75 and thus should be neutralized after application to avoid burns.To evaluate treatment efficacy and safety of chemical peeling using buffered 50% …

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Algorithm for acne treatment: Ibero-Latin American consensus.

DOI: abd1806-4841.20177003  PMID: 29166508   Acne is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with high prevalence among adolescents. By compromising face, thorax and back, with the risk of permanent scars, it has a negative impact on the quality of life. Effective, safe and early treatment is the key to remission, while decreasing the …

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Serum homocysteine levels in acne patients.

DOI: jocd.12456  PMID: 29159884   This study was designed to investigate serum homocysteine (HCY) levels in acne patients.Acne patients (n = 124) and healthy volunteers (n = 70), matched in terms of both age and sex, were enrolled. Serum HCY levels for all subjects were measured by a clinical laboratory.Serum HCY levels …

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[Acne inversa/hidradenitis suppurativa: An update].

DOI: s00105-017-4082-5  PMID: 29159469   Acne inversa (AI)/hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, recurrent, immune-mediated dermatosis characterized by deep inflammatory nodules, abscesses, fistulas, and undermined scars in skin areas bearing apocrine glands. In addition to the cutaneous manifestation, numerous AI patients show metabolic changes, spondyloarthritis, and depression. AI leads to a strong reduction in the …

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An extension of a multicenter, randomized, split-face clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of chromophore gel-assisted blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne.

DOI: ijd.13814  PMID: 29152718   A variety of laser/light-based devices have been reported to be effective for the treatment of acne, yet no long-term data on efficacy and safety have been published. A first 12-week clinical trial (“Main trial”) recently demonstrated that the KLOX BioPhotonic System, an LED blue light device using …

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Skin barrier and microbiome in acne.

DOI: s00403-017-1795-3  PMID: 29147769   Acne is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease. Although several factors are involved in its pathophysiology, this process is not completely understood. Androgen hormone activity increases sebum production inside the pilosebaceous follicle, adjusting the environment for the development of Propionibacterium acnes which triggers inflammation. Knowing how others factors …

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Management of Severe Acne Vulgaris With Topical Therapy.

PMID: 29141062   Acne vulgaris (acne) is the most common skin disease we see in dermatology practice. Although rare in childhood, severe acne can affect up to 12% of the adolescent population. A chronic disease, it requires both aggressive management and effective maintenance strategies. Oral antibiotics, in combination with topical agents …

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A comparative study of biological and metabolic biomarkers between healthy individuals and patients with acne vulgaris: A cross-sectional study protocol.

DOI: MD.0000000000008554  PMID: 29137071   Acne is a multifactorial dermatosis, which is influenced not only by hormones but also by the biochemical relationship between them and the pilosebaceous unit. Inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, active oxygen, and zinc are known to be associated with the development of acne. Further, steroid metabolism is known as …

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Using normal and high pulse coverage with picosecond laser treatment of wrinkles and acne scarring: Long term clinical observations.

DOI: lsm.22763  PMID: 29140537   The picosecond 755 nm alexandrite laser using a diffractive lens array has demonstrated consistent clinical efficacy for improving the appearance of acne scarring and wrinkles amongst other benefits. This small pilot study is to assess the difference, if any, in clinical benefit if a higher than the standard …

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