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Silicone gel enhances the efficacy of Er:YAG laser treatment for atrophic acne scars: a randomized, split-face, evaluator-blinded, placebo-controlled, comparative trial.

DOI: 14764172.2017.1376095  PMID: 29020479   The effect of topical silicone gel has been studied to prevent scars from burn, post operative wound and to treat hypertrophic scars. No previous studies have been done to evaluate the efficacy of topical silicone gel on atrophic acne scars. Khamthara J,  Kumtornrut C,  Pongpairoj K,  Asawanonda P

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The preadolescent acne microbiome: A prospective, randomized, pilot study investigating characterization and effects of acne therapy.

DOI: pde.13261  PMID: 29024079   Acne, a common pediatric disease, tends to be more comedonal in preadolescents, whereas older individuals are more likely to have inflammatory lesions in addition to comedones. Thus the microbiome of preadolescents may be different. In this pilot study we aimed to characterize the preadolescent acne microbiome, compare …

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Use of Supplementary Patient Education Material Increases Treatment Adherence and Satisfaction Among Acne Patients Receiving Adapalene 0.1%/Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel in Primary Care Clinics: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study.

DOI: s13555-017-0203-4  PMID: 29027127   Poor adherence to acne treatment may lead to unnecessary treatments, increased healthcare costs, and reduced quality of life (QoL). This multicenter study evaluated the effect of supplementary patient education material (SEM) (a short video, information card, and additional information available online) on treatment adherence and satisfaction among …

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Treatment of Moderate-to-severe Acne Vulgaris in a Hispanic Population: A Post-hoc Analysis of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Clindamycin 1.2%/Benzoyl Peroxide 3.75% Gel.

PMCID: PMC5605206  PMID: 28979655   Background: Acne vulgaris (acne) is highly prevalent in the Hispanic population as it is in other racial/ethnic groups. While nuances in the presentation, quality-of-life impact, and approach to therapy of acne have been reported in various racial ethnic groups and skin types, data on the Hispanic population …

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Managing acne in the Middle East: consensus recommendations.

DOI: jdv.14491  PMID: 28990222   Acne has been estimated to affect the majority of people at some point in their life and is common in Middle Eastern countries. While acne is frequently perceived to be a self-limited disease of adolescence, there is an increasing population of adults with acne. Information about the …

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[Cosmetics and topical medications in acne: Where is the boundary?]

DOI: j.annder.2017.08.011  PMID: 28993016   Acne is a chronic disease that may cause sequels such as atrophic or hypertrophic scars or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Topical and systemic medications with proven pharmacologic activity and which have received marketing authorization are the key actors in the treatment of acne. However, these topical or systemic treatments …

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Psychosocial impact of acne and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.

DOI: abd1806-4841.20175645  PMCID: PMC5595597  PMID: 28954099   Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. It has significant effect on self-image and negative impact on quality of life. Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is an acquired hypermelanosis that occurs after a skin injury or cutaneous inflammation. It is common sequelae in acne patients. França K,  Keri …

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Treatment of acne scarring with a novel fractionated, dual-wavelength, picosecond-domain laser incorporating a novel holographic beam-splitter.

DOI: lsm.22734  PMID: 28960395   Fractional treatment with a dual wavelength 1,064 and 532 nm picosecond-domain laser, delivering a 10 × 10 array of highly focused beamlets via a holographic optic, was investigated for the treatment of acne scars. Bernstein EF,  Schomacker KT,  Basilavecchio LD,  Plugis JM,  Bhawalkar JD

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