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Stratum Corneum Abnormalities and Disease-Affected Skin: Strategies for Successful Outcomes in Inflammatory Acne

Stratum corneum (SC) abnormalities are associated with disease-affected skin conditions such as inflammatory acne. Current topical acne treatment options including benzoyl peroxide and retinoids can worsen the barrier dysfunctions by increasing transepidermal water loss, depleting SC vitamin E levels, and relatively decreasing SC thickness.

Five recent developments in acne

Study findings that a family history of acne and various lifestyle factors were associated with adult acne in women was among recent developments in acne reported on Healio.com/Dermatology. Other recent developments included research finding a combination of a superficial chemical peel, subcision and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing after tumescent anesthesia is a safe and effective treatment for rolling acne scars.

Duration of Oral Tetracycline-Class Antibiotic Therapy and Use of Topical Retinoids for the Treatment of Acne Among General Practitioners (GP): A Retrospective Cohort Study

Guidelines recommend limiting the duration of oral antibiotic therapy in acne to 3 to 6 months and prescribing concomitant topical retinoids for all patients. We sought to evaluate the duration of therapy with oral tetracyclines and the use of topical retinoids among patients with acne treated primarily by general practitioners in the United Kingdom.

Physical modalities for treating acne and rosacea

Physical modalities provide an important adjunct to medical treatment of acne and rosacea. In patients who cannot tolerate or fail medical treatments, physical modalities offer an alternative approach. For cases of acne scarring, phymatous changes of rosacea, and rosacea-associated telangiectasia, physical modalities such as laser and light treatments represent the treatment of choice.