Acne News

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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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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