Volume: March 2021, Issue 1

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Hot Topics at a Glance



  • Galderma and Aklief unveil "Me Being Me" campaign, survey results on acne Zoom burden.
  • Ortho Dermatologics opens applications for 2021 Aspire Higher scholarship program.

New Medical Research

  • Hidradenitis suppurativa in the pediatric population: An international, multicenter, retrospective, cross-sectional study of 481 pediatric patients.
  • Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of a facial serum containing dioic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, LHA, citric acid and HEPES in treating post-inflammatory hyperchromia and controlling oily skin in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Combination of 5-Aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy and isotretinoin to treat moderate-to-severe acne.
  • Zinc(II) complexes of amino acids as new active ingredients for anti-acne dermatological preparations.
  • Vulvar hidradenitis suppurativa: Clinical cross-sectional study of 25 patients.
  • Oral clindamycin and rifampicin in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa-acne inverse in pediatric age: a pilot, prospective study.
  • A comparative study between once-weekly and alternating twice-weekly regimen using blue (470 nm) and red (640 nm) light combination led phototherapy for moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris.
  • Clascoterone: A novel topical androgen receptor inhibitor for the treatment of acne.
  • Epithelialized tunnels are a source of inflammation in hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Effects of topical hydrogen purification on skin parameters and acne vulgaris in adult women.
  • Differences in depression and distress between acne patients on isotretinoin vs oral antibiotics.
  • Effectiveness of CO2 laser therapy in treating acne depressed scar: A protocol of systematic review.
  • Role of microneedling in atrophic post-acne scars: An experience from a tertiary care hospital.
  • Comparing the efficacy of intra-dermal platelet rich plasma (prp) versus 50% trichloracetic acid (tca) using cross technique for atrophic acne scars.

Clinical Research

  • Clascoterone cream (1%) topical androgen receptor inhibitor for the treatment of acne in patients 12 years and older.
  • Rosacea, germs, and bowels: A review on gastrointestinal comorbidities and gut-skin axis of rosacea.
  • A systematic review of n-acetylcysteine (NAC) for treatment of acne vulgaris and acne-related associations and consequences: Focus on clinical studies.
  • Long-standing refractory hidradenitis suppurativa responded to a brodalumab monotherapy in a patient with psoriasis: A possible involvement of Th17 across the spectrum of both diseases.
  • Emerging topical drugs for the treatment of rosacea.
  • Dapsone for acne: Still in use after half a century!
  • The "Maskne" microbiome - pathophysiology and therapeutics.
  • Sex hormones and acne: State of the art.
  • Radiofrequency microneedling: A comprehensive and critical review.
  • An updated review of the sebaceous gland and its role in health and diseases Part 2: Pathophysiological clinical disorders of sebaceous glands.
  • Microneedling in the treatment of atrophic scars: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
  • A systematic review examining the potential adverse effects of microneedling.

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