Have you ever considered using spironolactone for acne treatment? It’s okay if you haven’t—it isn’t right for everyone, and it wasn’t even designed to treat acne. However, studies show that it can be effective. For many people, acne is closely tied to fluctuations in hormones, meaning topical treatment is only playing catch-up, never solving the […]
A member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham far exceeds patient expectations. Board-certified in the field of dermatology, she has immense interest in all aspects of the subject. From surgical procedures to aesthetic dermatology, and even general practices, she cares about each area of the dermatology field and works with her patients […]
Dr. Whitney Bowe is much more than just a dermatologist. She’s a world-renowned clinical researcher with publications in top medical journals. She’s an industry leader who actively helps other health organizations improve their outcomes. And she’s a devoted physician whose caring touch has won rave reviews from thousands of patients. Dr. Bowe first made her […]
We are all familiar with the concept of chemotherapy for cancer. But how could acne ever get so bad that anyone would be willing to undergo chemotherapy to control it? There is one kind of acne for which chemotherapy is rapidly becoming the medically prescribed treatment of choice. That awful acne is a condition known […]
South Korean scientists have confirmed1 that a new acne treatment device known as the Isolaz, which provides a combination of light therapy for acne and pressure therapy for acne, generates more than double benefits for acne-affected skin. The Isolaz is a “photopneumatic” acne treatment method, combining blue light therapy with the suction (negative air pressure). […]
Artecoll is a filler for acne scars that has been available in Europe for about a decade and available in Canada and Mexico almost as long. It has become relatively inexpensive, just about US $300 per treatment at clinics conveniently located at the US border in Canada, and as little as US $100 per treatment […]
An oral medication and vitamin A derivative called Roaccutane (generic name: isotretinoin) is one of the world’s most commonly prescribed1 acne treatments. It’s normally used to treat severe forms of acne, such as conglobate acne, nodular acne or acne that has a high risk of leaving permanent scars. And it’s usually recommended after commonly used topical treatments and […]
If you have acne, you probably know that sometimes treatment just doesn’t work. In fact, once in a while acne treatments even make your skin worse. When acne treatment produces the oozy, slimy, painful symptoms we usually associate with eczema, the underlying problem typically is damage to the stratum corneum1, the protective barrier of the […]
Since 1984, oral isotretinoin, the medication that is still known as Accutane but that has been labeled as Roaccutane since 2009, has been one of the most commonly prescribed medications for severe acne that forms nodules and cysts. Basically a super-charged version of vitamin A, Accutane causes the skin to grow so rapidly that it […]
Benzoyl peroxide is the world’s best-known over-the-counter (and sometimes prescription) product for acne. There’s no doubt that benzoyl peroxide can help clear up infected pimples. But benzoyl peroxide for baby acne requires special handling.
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