Acne News

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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New light therapy for acne management

People with moderate to severe acne now have access to another treatment option with a light-based therapy although cost is a major consideration.

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Full cream milk not implicated in teenage acne

Dairy and its potential link to acne continues to be debated and now a recent US study has found it’s the type of milk teens drink that may affect their acne.

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More contraception care needed with isotretinoin use

Australian women being treated with isotretinoin for acne are urged to double up on contraception methods to avoid any risk of pregnancy.

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