DOI: jdv.14585 PMID: 28898474 Acne causes profound negative psychological and social effects on the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The European Dermatology Forum S3-Guideline for the Treatment of Acne recommended adopting a QoL measure as an integral part of acne management. Because of constantly growing interest in health-related QoL assessment …Read More »
Fractional carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of facial atrophic acne scars: prospective clinical trial with short and long-term evaluation.
DOI: s10103-017-2322-7 PMID: 28894992 The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of acne scars. Thirty-one participants, 15 female and 16 male, whose mean age was 34.84 ± 10.94 years, were included in this prospective study. The study took place between 2012 …Read More »
DOI: s10753-017-0656-8 PMID: 28875271 Inflammatory responses induced by Propionibacterium acnes are a major etiological factor in the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. Schisandrin A, schisandrin B, and schisandrin C are the representative lignans of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill. extract. Although anti-inflammatory effects of the lignans have been shown, their effects on acne-related …Read More »
Clues are emerging that Staphylococcus species may be contributors to acne vulgaris, according to a new study that examined changes in the skin microbiota of acne patients undergoing topical treatment. Comparing topical antibiotic treatment for acne with a novel cosmetic formulation, Brigitte Dreno, MD, PhD, and her colleagues found that …Read More »
Photodynamic therapy uses medications called photosensitizers to boost the activity of a light-based skin treatment. It is a form of phototherapy or light therapy and is becoming more popular as an acne treatment, particularly for severe cases that do not respond to other treatments. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) may also be effective for …Read More »
Comparison of salicylic acid 30% peel and pneumatic broadband light in the treatment of mild to moderately severe facial acne vulgaris.
PMID: 28873106 Acne patients experience not only a medical disease but also an aesthetic condition, and this latter complication greatly motivates patients to seek out the best treatment regimen to hasten improvement in their appearance. The available clinical procedures for acne treatment include salicylic acid 30% peel and pneumatic broadband …Read More »
PMID: 28871928 Acne is one of the most common skin disorders. It is a multifactorial and complex disease, originating in the pilosebaceous follicle where a hereditary background, androgens, skin lipids, disorders of keratinization, inflammatory signaling, and regulatory neuropeptides seem to be mainly involved. Even though emotional stress has long been …Read More »
Phenotype and antimicrobial activity of Th17 cells induced by Propionibacterium acnes strains associated with healthy and acne skin.
DOI: j.jid.2017.07.842 PMID: 28864077 Studies of human skin microbiome suggest that Propionibacterium acnes strains may contribute differently to skin health and disease. However, the immune phenotype and functions of Th17 cells induced by healthy (PH) vs. acne (PA) skin-associated P. acnes strains are currently unknown. We stimulated PBMCs from healthy donors …Read More »
DOI: ejd.2017.3062 PMID: 28862134 The prevalence of acne in the adult population is increasing, particularly in women. Spironolactone regulates sebaceous gland activity by blocking androgen receptor. To evaluate retrospectively the efficacy of spironolactone in women with acne. Data from 70 women of at least 20 years, treated for their acne between …Read More »
Safety of non-ablative fractional laser for acne scars within 1 month after treatment with oral isotretinoin: A randomized split-face controlled trial.
DOI: lsm.22711 PMID: 28853175 Based on reports of poor wound healing and scarring, it is currently recommended that patients wait 6 months after completion of oral isotretinoin therapy before the safe initiation of laser treatment. Our aim was to evaluate the safety of non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) treatment for acne scars …Read More »