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Quality of Life Measurement in Acne. Position Paper of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Task Forces on Quality of Life and Patient Oriented Outcomes (QoL and PO) and Acne, Rosacea and Hidradenitis Suppurativa (ARHS).

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 …

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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 …

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Comparative Effects of Schisandrin A, B, and C on Acne-Related Inflammation.

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 …

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Does staphylococci play a role in acne?

staphylococci acne

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 …

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Photodynamic therapy for acne: Costs and recovery

photodynamic therapy acne

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 …

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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 …

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The Impact of Pyschological Stress on Acne.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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