Acne News

New acne retinoid cream approved in US

A new topical retinoid treatment for acne is about to become available in the United States, but it’s a case of ‘wait and see’ in terms of when this treatment will reach Australia.

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Neutrogena Acne Mask recall

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask has been recalled because of the potential for eye damage in people with particular eye conditions.

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Low dose acne treatment now on PBS

Oratane® (isotretinoin) 5mg is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for people with severe cystic acne.

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Isotretinoin not a risk factor for depression

A study of more than 38,000 patients has found the treatment for severe acne, isotretinoin (e.g. Roaccutane, Oratane) is not an independent risk factor for depression in adult acne patients.

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Acne information for teens and their parents

In our new Parents Pack, we’ve covered how acne forms, the different types of acne treatment for teens, questions your doctor may ask, and a skin care checklist.

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Perceived acne stigma can affect quality of life

While numerous studies have explored the negative psychological impact of acne, a recent study has made a direct link between the perceived social stigma felt by people with acne and their quality of life.

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