Hot Topics Newsletter

Volume: June 2023, Issue 1

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Hot Topics at a Glance


  • AARS Completed Successful National Acne Awareness Month Campaigns throughout June

Industry News

  • FDA clears AviClear® as a long-term treatment for mild to severe acne.

New Medical Research

  • The effect of oral isotretinoin therapy on meibomian gland characteristics in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Prevalence and risk factors of acne scars in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Hyperspectral assessment of acne skin exposed to intense pulsed light (IPL) intense pulsed light in acne treatment.
  • Topical metformin 30% gel in the treatment of acne vulgaris in women, a split face, placebo-controlled study.
  • Acne among Japanese patients with atopic dermatitis receiving upadacitinib in the phase 3 rising up study.
  • Efficacy and safety of microencapsulated benzoyl peroxide and microencapsulated tretinoin for the treatment of acne vulgaris: Results from two phase 3 double-blind, randomized, vehicle-controlled studies.
  • Acne characteristics in Latin American patients and the potential role of trifarotene.
  • Targeting inflammation in acne: Current treatments and future prospects.
  • Novel 1726 nm laser demonstrates durable therapeutic outcomes and tolerability for moderate-to-severe acne across skin types.
  • Fractional picosecond laser for atrophic acne scars: A meta-analysis.
  • An overlooked burden of acne in adolescents: The psychosocial well-being of their families.
  • Serum amyloid A: A potential new marker of severity in hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Efficacy and safety of detachable microneedle patch containing triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of inflammatory acne.
  • Development of a specific variant of Patient Benefit Index (PBI) assessing patient needs, goals and benefits in rosacea treatment.

Clinical Reviews

  • Oxidative stress and metabolic syndrome in acne vulgaris: Pathogenetic connections and potential role of dietary supplements and phytochemicals.
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
  • The updates and implications of cutaneous microbiota in acne.
  • The role and benefits of dermocosmetics in acne management in Japan.
  • Metformin in hidradenitis suppurativa: Is it worth pursuing further?
  • The role of cosmetology in an effective treatment of rosacea: A narrative review.
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum following anti-TNF therapy in chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis: drug reaction or cutaneous manifestation of the disease? A critical review on the topic with an emblematic case report.
  • Impact of topical vehicles and cutaneous delivery technologies on patient adherence and treatment outcomes in acne and rosacea.