Acne News

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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New acne treatment available in Australia

A topical acne treatment combining adapalene with benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo) is now available in a stronger form as Epiduo Forte.

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Acne vaccine clinical trials could start soon

A dermatology professor is hoping to start clinical trials for an acne vaccine developed over the past five years.

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Teenagers verbally abused because of their acne

A recent survey has found almost two-thirds of British teens with acne are verbally abused because of their skin condition.

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Antibiotics alone not recommended for acne

In recognition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), the Australasian College of Dermatologists has re-issued its advice to avoid using antibiotics alone for the treatment of acne.

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Psych up for questions about mood changes

People requiring treatment for severe acne can expect their doctors to ask about their mental health before and during any treatment with the acne medication isotretinoin (e.g. Oratane, Roaccutane).

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