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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dermatological researchers are investigating a new class of medications for1 treating acne. These drugs are know as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists, or PPAR agonists (stimulants) for short. This class of new acne treatments contains both great promise and great peril. Before you use them, you need to know about their potential benefits and side effects. We’re […]
Accutane (also known as isotretinoin or 13-cis-retinoic acid) is sometimes a miracle drug for cystic acne, but the benefits of the medication1 come at the cost of side effects. Just a few of the potential side effects of Accutane include:
Probably you already know about benzoyl peroxide, Accutane, and minocycline for acne. But have you heard about gold nanoparticles for acne or Compound 71? This article discusses medicine on the horizon for acne treatment.
Zineryt is a combination of two old and reliable remedies for acne, the antibiotic erythromycin and the nutrient zinc, in a convenient lotion form. It is not as fast acting as some other combination treatments for acne, but it’s inexpensive, has few side effects, and usually gets rid of about 2/3 of blemishes in 3 […]
Ziana is a prescription medication that combines the antibiotic clindamycin with the exfoliant and skin rejuvenator tretinoin1. Combining these two proven acne fighters with tolerability in mind, Ziana only has to be used once a day, and the manufacturer offers assistance with the cost of treatment for people with mild to moderate acne who have […]
Topical tretinoin for acne is the over-the-counter (or, more often, over the Internet) form of the best-known acne drug Retin-A. It is not as strong as prescription Retin-A, but sometimes it is exactly the right treatment for stubborn acne problems1.
Retin-A is the world’s most commonly prescribed medication for the severe kind of acne that causes nodules and cysts. It is also sometimes used in non-prescription strength to treat mild to moderate common acne. It is particularly good for people who have a lot of blackheads and whiteheads, otherwise known as comedonal acne.
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