comedones

Acne News with Dr. Adam Friedman
acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Straight from the desk of ODAC Medical Director, Dr. Adam Friedman, we share what’s popping in acne (spoiler alert: quite a lot!). According to Dr. Friedman, the innovation drought is over! Watch as he reviews all new topical and oral therapeutics (some of which are completely new active agents) and while at it, shares and debunks important information related to the management of acne vulgaris …
Antibiotics and Acne: the Bad, the Good, and the Brand New
Acne & Antibiotics
by James J. Contestable, MD on
Tomorrow when we arrive into clinic (or this afternoon if you are reading this during your lunch break), we will invariably be greeted with patients who struggle with one of the most common diseases we treat – acne.  More than likely, we will reach for topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, and the occasional systemic antibiotic.  Evidence supports the short-term use of systemic antibiotics t …
Are Pimple Patches Worth the Hype? The Expert Weighs In
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 …