Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) also known as folliculitis keloidalis nuchae (FKN) is a chronic form of scarring folliculitis seen mostly in men of African descent. The term AKN is commonly used even though the condition is not a keloid, and the affected individuals do not have a tendency to develop keloids in other areas of the body.
Acne patients are now able to share with their physicians images of their acne for medical treatment, thanks to the mobile app MDacne from Israeli-based MDAlgorithms.
There are some facial foundations that are formulated as OTC drugs with the addition of salicylic acid from the acne monograph. It is not possible to add benzoyl peroxide to a facial foundation as it will destroy the pigment and make the facial foundation turn orange. This is not the case with salicylic acid.
There are many excellent OTC acne products that can supplement prescription acne treatment or provide control during the maintenance phase of treatment. Many OTC 2.5% benzoyl peroxide products perform just as well as the older 5 and 10% benzoyl peroxide formulations that used to be prescription.
Acne vulgaris is one of the three most common cutaneous disorders, affecting approximately 50 million people in the US and many more throughout the world. We designed a pilot program to explore how patients may interact with cell phone technology to supplement medical care beyond patient reminders that would encompass education, interaction, and data capturing.
Acne is the most common of all skin conditions. It affects people across several age groups, from adolescence to middle age. It is fundamentally a disorder of the pilosebaceous units of the skin, which consist of the hair follicles and the attached sebaceous glands.
Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous units of the skin which causes breakouts, or spots, to appear on the body. The most common sites of acne are the face, the neck, the upper chest and back, and the shoulders.
Propionibacterium acnes is a well-known commensal of the human skin connected to acne vulgaris and joint infections. It is extensively studied in planktonic cultures in the laboratory settings but occurs naturally in biofilms.
Efficacy and local tolerability of different spray products in the treatment of mild to moderate acne of the back and chest. A controlled, 3-arm, assessor-blinded prospective trial
A spray formulation containing 2 vitamin-A derivatives (hydroxypinacolone retinoate and retinol) carried in glycospheres (RetinSphere®) combined with an antimicrobial peptide (BIOPEP-15), salicylic acid and vitamin E (BR) has been recently developed for the treatment of truncal acne.
Severe, recalcitrant dermatologic conditions often require systemic treatment. Although efficacious, these medications have been associated with wide-ranging adverse reactions.