Acne News

Dermatologists warn against self ‘microdosing’

Illegally obtaining low dose isotretinoin (Oratane, Roaccutane) online or taking the acne treatment differently to how it was prescribed by a doctor is both unnecessary and dangerous, warn dermatologists.

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Microscopy: looking closely for acne cures

Turbo-charging existing acne medications as well as developing better therapies with some very hi-tech microscopes is the focus for Harvard Medical School Professor, Conor Evans.

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Spironolactone vs antibiotics for acne

A study looking at almost 40,000 women with moderate to severe acne has found a medication discovered in the 1950s may be as effective as a particular type of oral antibiotic in treating acne.

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Survey of twins supports genetic link for acne

A study involving the world’s largest gathering of twins supports research that there is a genetic link for acne, but environmental factors may influence its severity.

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High risk of depression after acne diagnosis

New research shows depression and acne may be more closely linked than previously thought.

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Cannabis compound trialled for acne treatment

An Australian company has recently completed Phase I clinical trials using synthetic cannabidiol – an active compound found in cannabis – for the treatment of acne in a world first.

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