Hot Topics Newsletter

Volume: September 2022, Double Issue

You don’t need to spend countless hours perusing your typical online sources when you have this! Stay informed today by becoming an AARS member and receiving the Hot Topics!

Hot Topics at a Glance


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

New Medical Research

  • Adverse-event reports in over-the-counter topical acne drug products containing benzoyl peroxide from a specific pharmaceutical company in the USA.
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities of thymus vulgaris essential oil nanoemulsion on acne vulgaris.
  • Influence of selected food product groups consumption frequency on acne-related quality of life in a national sample of polish female adolescents.
  • Novel technique for rosacea treatment using optimal pulse technology: In vivo and clinical studies.
  • Quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of chemical peelings in reducing acne lesions based on Gray-Level Co-Occurrence Matrix (GLCM).
  • High-frequency devices effect in vitro: promising approach in the treatment of acne vulgaris?
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of stromal-vascular fraction (SVF) cells along with subcision method in the treatment of acne scars: A double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial study.
  • Evaluation of serum TWEAK, TRAIL, and oxidative stress markers in rosacea patients.
  • Acne and its post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation treatment by anti-acne dissolving microneedle patches.
  • Meta-analysis of fractional radiofrequency treatment for acne and/or acne scars.
  • Skin barrier deficiency in rosacea: an algorithm integrating otc skincare products into treatment regimens.
  • The role of epidermal barrier dysfunction and cutaneous microbiome dysbiosis in the pathogenesis and management of acne vulgaris and rosacea.
  • Reasons why adults do not seek treatment for acne: A survey of university students and staff.
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of pulsed dye laser combined with pingyangmycin on hyperplastic scar after acne.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: A perspective on genetic factors involved in the disease.
  • Association between frontal fibrosing alopecia and rosacea: Results from clinical observational studies and gene expression profiles.
  • A novel multi-layer perceptron model for assessing the diagnostic value of non-invasive imaging instruments for rosacea.
  • Montelukast as an effective adjuvant in the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris.
  • A comparative study of dermatoscopic features of acne-related postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in facial and nonfacial areas in Asian patients.
  • Genomic and phenotypic characterization of cutibacterium acnes bacteriophages isolated from acne patients.
  • The use of isotretinoin in acne therapy in early childhood and its effect on the occurrence of acne symptoms later in life. Eight-year follow-up.
  • Antibiotic resistance risk with oral tetracycline treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Myths, misconceptions, and attitudinal trends among patients with acne.

Clinical Reviews

  • Demographic gaps and requirements for participation: A systematic review of clinical trial designs in hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Trifarotene 0.005% cream in the treatment of facial and truncal acne vulgaris in patients with skin of color: A case series.
  • Racial and ethnic diversity of US participants in clinical trials for acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis: A comprehensive review.
  • Management of acne in transgender and gender diverse youth. Part 1: Gender affirming care and risk factors for the development of acne.
  • Immunomodulatory drugs in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa-possibilities and limitations.
  • Management of acne in transgender and gender diverse youth. Part 2: Unique considerations and strategies in medical treatment.
  • Phytotherapeuthics affecting the IL-1/IL-17/G-CSF Axis: A complementary treatment option for hidradenitis suppurativa?
  • The synergy between pharmacological regimens and dermocosmetics and its impact on adherence in acne treatment.
  • Lasers for the treatment of erythema, dyspigmentation, and decreased elasticity in macular acne scars: A systematic review.
  • Innate immunity and microbial dysbiosis in hidradenitis suppurativa – vicious cycle of chronic inflammation.
  • Combination radiofrequency microneedling and carbon dioxide laser for acne scarring: A systematic review and retrospective case series across two centers.