Volume: April 2022, Issue 2

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Hot Topics at a Glance



  • 10th Annual AARS Scientific Symposium Registration is live!
  • AARS BoD Member Emmy Graber invites you to earn free CME!
  • AARS Celebrates with Patients and Corporate Benefactors for Rosacea Awareness Month.

Industry News

  • FDA approves Sol-Gel Technologies' and Galderma's Epsolay for rosacea.

New Medical Research

  • Autologous platelet-rich plasma 'fluid' versus 'gel' form in combination with fractional CO 2 laser in the treatment of atrophic acne scars: A split-face randomized clinical trial.
  • Spotting fake news: a qualitative review of misinformation and conspiracy theories in acne vulgaris.
  • Vitamin D level in patients with moderate to severe acne: A case-control study combined with prospective study following oral Isotretinoin treatment.
  • Acne scar treatment using combination therapy; subcision and human autologous fibroblast injection.
  • Variability of over-the-counter spending on acne treatment across race and demographic characteristics.
  • Intense pulsed light therapy improves acne-induced post-inflammatory erythema and hyperpigmentation: A retrospective study in Chinese patients.
  • A randomized prospective study of low-dose isotretinoin alone and combination with salicylic acid and mandelic peel against acne tarda.
  • Treatment of refractory acne using selective sebaceous gland electro-thermolysis combined with non-thermal plasma.
  • Prediction of antibacterial peptides against propionibacterium acnes from the peptidomes of achatina fulica mucus fractions.
  • Suppression of cutibacterium acnes-mediated inflammatory reactions by fibroblast growth factor 21 in skin.
  • Effect of evening primrose oil supplementation on biochemical parameters and nutrition of patients treated with isotretinoin for acne vulgaris: A randomized double-blind trial.
  • C. acnes qPCR-Based Antibiotics Resistance Assay (ACQUIRE) reveals widespread macrolide resistance in acne patients and can eliminate macrolide misuse in acne treatment.

Clinical Reviews

  • Nano-therapeutics to treat acne vulgaris.
  • Non-conventional therapeutical approaches to acne vulgaris related to its association with metabolic disorders.
  • Photodynamic therapy in the treatment of rosacea: A systematic review.
  • Phytoconstituents loaded nanomedicines for the management of acne.
  • Microneedling monotherapy for acne scar: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
  • Eczema herpeticum following skin microneedling plus platelet-rich plasma therapy in a patient with atrophic acne scars.
  • Nutrition and acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, and isotretinoin.
  • Assessment of frequency of rosacea subtypes in patients with rosacea: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography features of acne: A systematic review.
  • Acne and diet: a review of pathogenic mechanisms.


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