October 16, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • Ortho Dermatologics to present data at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference.
  • Aczone® (Dapsone) gel, 7.5% is now approved for the treatment of acne in patients 9 and over.
  • EPI Health, LLC acquires worldwide rights to Rhofade® from Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Ortho Dermatologics announces 2019 recipients of Aspire Higher scholarships. 

New Medical Research

  • Acne treatment efficacy of intense pulsed light photodynamic therapy with topical licochalcone A, l-carnitine, and decanediol: A spilt-face, double-blind, randomized controlled trial.
  • Combination therapy of microneedle fractional radiofrequency and topical poly-lactic acid for acne scars: A randomized controlled split-face study.
  • High-dose, high-frequency infliximab: A novel treatment paradigm for hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • How to increase adherence and compliance in acne treatment? A combined strategy of SMS and visual instruction leaflet.
  • Efficacy and safety of oral silymarin in comparison with oral doxycycline and their combination therapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Knowledge, belief, and perception among youths with acne vulgaris.
  • Comparative study of efficacy and safety of 45% mandelic acid versus 30% salicylic acid peels in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris.
  • Safety and efficacy of topically applied selected Cutibacterium acnes strains over five weeks in patients with acne vulgaris: An open-label, pilot study.
  • Sequential peeling as a monotherapy for treatment of milder forms of acne vulgaris.
  • Daylight photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid 5% gel for the treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne.
  • Novel tretinoin 0.05% lotion for the once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in an Asian population.
  • An advanced, physician-strength retinol peel improves signs of aging and acne across a range of skin types including melasma and skin of color.
  • Anti-inflammatory-dose doxycycline plus adapalene 0.3% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel for severe acne.
  • Efficacy of micro-needling on post acne scars.

Clinical Reviews

  • Depression, isotretinoin, and folic acid: A practical review.
  • Predicting public interest in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures using google trends.
  • Successful treatment of co-existent SAPHO syndrome and hidradenitis suppurativa with adalimumab and methotrexate.
  • Will the polyphenol and adapalene combination be a good strategy on acne vulgaris?
  • Isotretinoin in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: A retrospective study.
  • Retinoids as an immunity-modulator in dermatology disorders.
  • Targeted topical delivery of retinoids in the management of acne vulgaris: Current formulations and novel delivery systems.
  • New rosacea therapies show promise. 
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): Current applications in dermatology.
  • Diet-acne association becomes clearer. 

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