Other Hormone Therapy’s Progestins’ Influence On Acne
Progestins have multiple influences on acne. Cyproterone acetate, found in Diane-35® seems to be an exception in that it is not affected by estrogen.
Clindoxyl® Gel For The Treatment Of Acne Vulgaris
Clindoxyl® Gel (Stiefel) is a combination of 1% clindamycin phosphate and 5% benzoyl peroxide in a gel vehicle that is well tolerated and more efficacious than either active agent alone or the vehicle in reducing lesion counts and improving global scores in patients with moderate acne.
Benzoyl Peroxide as Acne Treatment
Benzoyl peroxide has been a reliable treatment stable for decades. This article briefs various indications for BP, combination products, potential side-effects, and mechanism of actions.
Acne Treatment: Side-effects of Birth Control Pills
Oral contraceptives can have side-effects that are undesirable. Common and rare side-effects, contraindications, and possible drug interactions.
Does Diet Really Affect Acne?
A review of studies, reviewing association between a high-glycemic-load diet, hormonal mediators, and acne risk.
Optimizing Topical Acne Therapy (Pharmacist Edition)
This article discusses the rationale behind various topical treatments for acne to increase adherence and optimize outcomes. Efficacy, safety, antibiotic resistance, onset of action, and combination therapies are covered.
Advances in Acne Management and Patient Adherence
Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disease characterized by different types of lesions at various stages of development. Treatment options, such as light based therapy and systemic therapy, as well as CIS-Isotretinoin (Epuris™) that increases absorption are discussed as well as patient adherence.
Erythromycin as Acne Treatment
Erythromycin is an antibiotic in the macrolide group and is used in acne treatment. This article provides a summary of erythromycin, including side-effects, uses, and potential drug interactions for both topical and oral indications.
Topical Clascoterone for Acne Vulgaris
Clascoterone 1% cream represents a novel and promising therapeutic agent in the management of acne vulgaris for individuals ≥12 years of age. Notably, this topical agent was not observed to have significant systemic effects seen with systemic anti-androgenic agents.
Update on Topical Acne Treatments
Topical acne treatment can positively benefit patients with acne. This review summarizes clinical and prescribing information on currently available topical agents. The efficacy of the medications included in this report is supported by properly designed randomized clinical trials.
Tretinoin as Topical Acne Treatment Option
This article reviews the role of tretinoin for the treatment of acne. This vitamin A derivative is used primarily for treating acne and sun damage. Side-effects, conditions, brands, use, and indications are discussed.
Acne Treatment: Understand Your Patient’s Options
A brief discussion of treatment options that are available for various patients. Factors like severity, type of acne, response to previous treatment that are unique to the patient can influence the best course of treatment.
Acne Treatment: OTC (Non-Prescription)
This article is a brief overview of OTC (over the counter) treatment options for acne, which are available to patients without a prescription. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide treatments are discussed, as well as other management of other factors like dry skin.
A Controversial Proposal: No More Antibiotics for Acne!
Administration of antibiotics, often for prolonged periods, has become the standard of care for acne. The authors provide current evidence to suggest that dermatologists should consider a departure from standard operating procedure by curtailing, if not discontinuing, the routine and regular use of antibiotics for acne.
Laser Management of Acne Scarring
Acne scarring is often challenging to manage. This article discusses various laser treatments that are helpful in addressing abnormal color and texture in order to improve the appearance of an acne scar as well as review the appropriate use and side-effects of these treatments.
Adjunctive Skin Care for Acne
Acne vulgaris (AV) is among the most common dermatological disorders seen by dermatologists. Emerging evidence suggests that acne is associated with epidermal barrier impairments, and this article reviews the role of moisturizing, sun protection, and patient specific skincare advice for acne patients.
What’s New in Acne Treatment in Canada?
Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disorder affecting children and young adults in North America. This article discusses combination therapy, and simplifying treatment plans in order to increase patient adherence, which is often a critical problem in treating acne.
New Developments in Hormonal Therapy for Acne (FP Edition)
The proven therapeutic benefits of OCs offer a valuable option to physicians for the treatment of acne. The accumulating evidence on the efficacy and safety of recently available drospirenone-containing hormonal preparations provides dermatologists with a new option for the treatment of acne and other hyperandrogenic disorders.
Hormonal Treatment of Acne in Canada: Clinical Update and Case-Based Treatment Approaches
Evolving understanding of the role of hormones in acne, along with a growing body of data from clinical trials, calls for a reappraisal of the role of hormonal therapy for acne.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Acne Scars
Acne scars are challenging to treat. This article discusses the non-surgical treatment options like topical treatments, chemical peels, skin fillers, cover-ups, and injectables.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Acne
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women. This article will review the treatments for acne due to androgen excess in PCOS women.
Optimizing Topical Acne Therapy
Acne vulgaris is a disease of the pilosebaceous follicle characterized by non-inflammatory (open and closed comedones) and inflammatory lesions. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial - the interplay of hormonal, bacterial, and immunological (inflammatory) factors results in the formation of acne lesions.
Isotretinoin (Accutane®) – Side Effects That Need Medical Monitoring By The Physician
Isotretinion will require monitoring by a doctor. While relatively rare, side-effects can be serious, and affect blood, bone, liver, neurologic, and muscle, and require periodic testing to ensure safety and healthy. It is also teratogenic, so pregnancy will also be a part in patient education.
The Noncompliant Patient with Acne
Patient adherence remains a serious challenge with acne patients. This article will review this problem and offer a number of suggestions, including dosing considerations and the use of laser/light devices, to better treat the non-adherent patient.
Acne Treatment: Birth Control Pills And Other Hormone Therapy
Oral contraceptives (OCs) have been available since 1960, and can be useful for treating certain types of acne. Various acne-approved OCs are discussed.
Hormonal Agents Approved for Treatment of Acne
Hormonal agents are important, effective therapeutic options for women across the spectrum of acne severity. The three preparations approved in Canada for this indication have safety profiles similar to conventional oral contraceptives.
Adherence Optimization in Acne Management
Acne is a common dermatological condition found in about 85% of adolescents and young adults. Acne can have significant psychological, social or physical impacts. This article delves into the importance of patinet adherence and therapeutic strategies.
New Developments in Hormonal Therapy for Acne
Oral contraceptives (OCs) are a valuable option for the treatment of women with acne. The use of OCs can be considered across the spectrum of acne disease severity in women. In Canada, three preparations are approved for mild-to-moderate acne, and a fourth is indicated for severe acne.
The Use of Spironolactone To Treat Acne
Spironolactone is a diuretic and has anti-androgen effects, and can play a role in acne treatment. Its indications, potential side-effects, and contraindications are discussed.
Optimal Management of Acne to Prevent P. acnes Resistance
Since multiple factors are involved in the pathophysiology of acne, treatment that counteracts the majority of them can be expected to achieve the best results. When considering the options for reducing the P. acnes population, it is best to choose those that do not encourage resistance patterns.
Novel Topical Drug Delivery Systems and Their Potential Use in Acne Vulgaris
A vast spectrum of topical anti-acne agents has emerged in response to new insights that have been gained through the understanding of disease pathophysiology and the need for clinicians to adopt an individualized therapeutic approach.
Newer Approaches in Topical Combination Therapy for Acne
Acne vulgaris is a common chronic inflammatory cutaneous disease involving the pilosebaceous unit. This article discusses the multifactorial nature of acne pathophysiology, therapeutics, and mechanism of action.
Trifarotene: A New Topical Retinoid for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris
A new topical retinoid, trifarotene, the first fourth-generation retinoid, is now available in Canada for the treatment of moderate facial and truncal acne.
Acne Treatment: Combination Topical Products
Combination therapy is a strategy of combining antibiotic treatments with other treatments with different mechanisms of action to treat acne. This has the effect of preventing or mitigating the unwanted effects of antibiotic resistant bacteria, and may confer other benefits such as lower required dosage as well.
Patient Profile for Accutane® (Isotretinoin)
Learn about who would be a suitable candidate for Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment and who should avoid it.
Combination Therapy for Acne Vulgaris
Acne vulgaris remains a therapeutic challenge, in large part due to its multifactorial pathophysiology. Evidence for improved and quicker efficacy with safety and longer remission has been noted with combination therapies.
Dapsone 5% Gel: A New Option in Topical Therapy for Acne
Dapsone 5% gel for the topical treatment for acne represents the first new anti-acne agent to gain North American regulatory approval in the past decade. Dapsone's utility is attributable to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, with more prominent effects occurring in inflammatory lesions.
Advances in Understanding Atrophic Acne Scarring and the Role of Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide
There have been important advances in our understanding of acne scarring. Acne scars can resolve, and their evolution is determined by a balance between matrix repair and degradation. Timely, effective management of acne can minimize risk of subsequent acne scarring.
Minocycline as Acne Treatment Option
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic which is used for acne treatment. This article provides an overview of minocycline, side-effects, brands, and drug interactions are discussed.
Tetracycline as Acne Treatment Option
Tetracycline was developed in 1953 and is a broad spectrum antibiotic. This article discusses the various indications of tetracycline, side-effects, and drug interactions.