Dr. Jerry Tan is a practicing dermatologist at the Healthy Image Centre in Windsor, Ontario, serving both medical and cosmetic dermatology. He is also involved in research and clinical trials and has a special interest and expertise in acne. Dr. Tan is a renown speaker and lecturer at national and international dermatology conferences and is the recipient of the Foundation Lectureship Award for his numerous contributions in the field.
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Rosacea: An Update in Diagnosis, Classification and Management
This review details the rosacea phenotype approach to diagnosis and classification, and summarizes current evidence-based treatment recommendations for individual features.
A Novel Topical Retinoid for Acne: Trifarotene 50 μg/g Cream
In two large randomized vehicle-controlled 12-week trials and in a 52-week open label study of moderate-to-severe acne at the face and trunk in subjects aged 9 years and older, trifarotene 50 μg/g cream demonstrated efficacy, safety, and cutaneous tolerability.
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.
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.
Understanding Truncal Acne: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management
Truncal acne refers to AV affecting the chest and/or back, a common presentation in acne patients. This article offers guidance in clinical differentiation of truncal acne from other acneiform diseases and provides management recommendations.
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.
Improving Bioavailability with a Novel Isotretinoin Formulation (Isotretinoin-Lidose)
Current practice guidelines recommend administration of oral isotretinoin with high-fat meals, which may pose issues with patient compliance. This article discusses Isotretinoin-Lidose (Epuris™), pharmacokinetics, bioavailability, and increased drug absorption rate, and how it may improve patient compliance.
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.
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.
Adapalene 0.1% and Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%: A Novel Combination for Treatment of Acne Vulgaris
Topical products commonly used to treat acne include retinoids and antimicrobials, due to their effects on different components of pathogenesis. Accordingly, a fixed combination of adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide (BPO) 2.5% was developed (Epiduo™, Galderma) and was approved by the US FDA for the treatment of acne.
Management of Recalcitrant Acne
Acne treatment success involves a comprehensive approach that addresses diagnostic confounders, appropriate therapeutic options and patient adherence. Ongoing education and counselling will assist in meeting patient expectations and establishing a favourable rapport that promotes adherence.
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.
Tips for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Topical Acne Therapy
Successful treatment of acne with topical therapy can be achieved with patient education, patient engagement in treatment selection, and counseling on aggravating factors.
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.
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.
Acne: Maximizing Effectiveness With Combination Therapy
Educate and counsel. Most patients with acne are teenagers who are very self-conscious about their looks and expect immediate treatment results. However, adult acne is becoming more common, and can be very distressing as well.
Psychosocial Impact of Acne Vulgaris: Evaluating the Evidence
This paper reviews current evidence presented by recent studies on the impact of acne on psychosocial health. Effective treatment of acne was accompanied by improvement in self-esteem, affect, obsessive-compulsiveness, shame, embarrassment, body image, social assertiveness and self-confidence.
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.
A New Formulation Containing Sunscreen (SPF-15) And 1% Metronidazole (ROSASOL Cream) In The Treatment Of Rosacea
ROSASOL Cream is a novel topical formulation of 1% metronidazole in a vehicle containing sunscreens (SPF 15). This product has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of inflammatory lesions, erythema, and telangiectasiae associated with rosacea.
Perspectives on Isotretinoin and the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Treatment of Acne
Treatment objectives and pharmacoeconomic considerations are important when developing guidelines that are effective and rational. Canadian Acne Treatment Guidelines were last published in 1995. New guidelines were recently developed to incorporate therapeutic advances and data from more recent studies.
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.