Volume: September 2021, Issue 2

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Hot Topics at a Glance



  • AARS BoD Member Emmy Graber invites you to earn free CME!

Industry News

  • Galderma and Cetaphil announce New Clear Skies initiative.
  • Accure Acne, Inc. appoints Jeffrey O'Donnell, Sr. to the board.

New Medical Research

  • Improving hidradenitis suppurativa patient education using written action plan: A randomized controlled trial.
  • Subject satisfaction following treatment with nanofractional radiofrequency for the treatment and reduction of acne scarring and rhytids: A prospective study.
  • Therapeutic efficacy of sesquiterpene farnesol in treatment of cutibacterium acnes-induced dermal disorders.
  • Surface-modified multifunctional thymol-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles for topical acne treatment.
  • 5-Aminolaevulinic acid photodynamic therapy suppresses lipid secretion of primary sebocytes through AMPK/SREBP-1 pathway.
  • LAight® therapy significantly enhances treatment efficacy of 16 weeks of topical clindamycin solution in Hurley I and II hidradenitis suppurativa: Results from period A of RELIEVE, a multicenter randomized, controlled trial.
  • Rates of skincare product and cosmetic procedure use in patients with acne vulgaris and the effective factors: A multicenter study with 1,755 patients.
  • Integrated proteomics and metabolomics link acne to the action mechanisms of cryptotanshinone intervention.
  • Pilot study of fractional microneedling radiofrequency for hidradenitis suppurativa assessed by clinical response and histology.
  • Development of in-situ spray for local delivery of antibacterial drug for hidradenitis suppurativa: Investigation of alternative formulation.
  • Pain as defining feature of health status and prominent therapeutic target in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Unexpected effects of oral isotretinoin in adolescents with acne vulgaris.

Clinical Reviews

  • ALA-PDT and pulsed dye laser combined with oral antiandrogen drug in the treatment of cystic acne in a patient with hyperandrogenism.
  • Mechanistic support of traditional Persian medicine for the treatment of acne vulgaris: A scoping review.
  • Surgical management of giant acne keloidalis nuchae lesions.
  • Antibiotic resistance in dermatology: The scope of the problem and strategies to address it.
  • Topical ALA-photodynamic therapy combined with acne debridement and meticulous nursing for the treatment of moderate-severe acne in adolescent patients.
  • Association between exposure to ambient air pollution and occurrence of inflammatory acne in the adult population.
  • Successful treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa with secukinumab in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and Familial Mediterranean Fever.
  • Insights into the pathogenesis of HS and therapeutical approaches.
  • Safety of laser hair removal in patients receiving systemic isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.


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