Volume: December 2021, Issue 1

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Hot Topics at a Glance



  • Announcing the new Board of Directors

New Medical Research

  • Fractional carbon dioxide laser or erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser assisted by topical application/intradermal injection of platelet-rich plasma for postacne scars.
  • Azelaic acid and melaleuca alternifolia essential oil co-loaded vesicular carrier for combinational therapy of acne.
  • Efficacy and safety comparison between 1927 nm thulium laser and 2940 nm Er:YAG laser in the treatment of facial atrophic acne scarring: A prospective, simultaneous spilt-face clinical trial.
  • The impact of isotretinoin therapy on the nasal skin thickness and elasticity: An ultrasonography and elastography based assessment in relation to dose and duration of therapy.
  • Clinical and histopathological evaluation of different tools for the subcision of atrophic acne scars.
  • Crystal structure of the Propionibacterium acnes surface sialidase, a drug target for P. acnes-associated diseases.
  • Increased frequency of circulating classical monocytes in patients with rosacea.
  • Optimizing outcomes with the 1550/1927 nm dual wavelength non-ablative fractional laser: Experienced user recommendations.
  • Association of TNF-α polymorphisms (-857, -863 and -1031), TNF-α serum level and lipid profile with acne vulgaris.
  • Rosacea pathogenesis, common triggers, and dietary role: The cause, the trigger, and the positive effects of different foods.
  • The Personalised Acne Care Pathway-recommendations to guide longitudinal management from the Personalising Acne: Consensus of Experts.

Clinical Reviews

  • New perspectives on the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Management of acne vulgaris: A review.
  • Botulinum neurotoxin type A in the treatment of facial seborrhea and acne: Evidence and a proposed mechanism.
  • Skin disease in children: Effects on quality of life, stigmatization, bullying, and suicide risk in pediatric acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis patients.
  • Red seaweed-derived compounds as a potential new approach for acne vulgaris care.
  • Neoplastic implications in patients suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa under systemic treatments.
  • Recommendations for using over-the-counter products as adjunctive acne care in Asian phototypes: Improving treatment outcomes and managing side effects.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa at an uncommon site: A review of its clinical features, diagnostic difficulties, and management.


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