by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
I still treat my acne twice daily with a whole cabinet full of various topicals. I’ve tried and failed doxycycline because it disrupts every single molecule of bacterial flora in my body. I’ve tried and failed spironolactone because I was the poster child for nearly all of its annoying and inconvenient side effects. I’ve tried and failed several OCPs because my body was a little too convince …
by Allison Sit on
Huff Post recently wrote an article asking if pimple patches are effective. The products are popular with beauty bloggers who swear the patches have breakout-stopping properties.
For an expert opinion, I consulted double board-certified dermatologist Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD, who is based in Dallas, Texas.
Do pimple patches work? If so, how?
Pimple patches can work on isolated acne l …
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask key opinion leader Dr. Hilary Baldwin questions on managing acne including acne fulminans, spironolactone, isotretinoin dosing, and acne scarring . See all of her insightful answers below.
ON ACNE FULMINANS
What do you for acne fulminans acutely?
First, let’s make sure were talking about the same thing. Acne fulminans is sudden onset severe …
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In the newest installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, we turn to the treatment of acne. Mutli-mechanistic approaches result in improved outcomes for patients, especially when it comes to the multifactorial causes of acne. Adapalene 0.3%-benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel provides a useful tool for delivering two mainstays of acne therapy in one topical agent.
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