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Skin Microbiome and Acne: Connecting the Dots
Skin Microbiome and Acne
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
When we think about skin, a few things come to mind: protection, temperature regulation, sensation. However, there is growing interest in the microbiome of the skin. Our skin flora can be likened to an invisible ecosystem. Similar to fingerprints, it is unique to each individual. The complexity of the skin microbiome is continuing to be researched. This research is paving the way to improve our un …
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 …
New and Upcoming Treatments for Acne
Acne Treatments
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference held in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Linda Stein Gold, Director of Dermatology Clinical Research and Division Head of Dermatology for the Henry Ford Health System, lectured on new and future treatments for acne. She opened her lecture by describing the traditional view of lesion progression in acne vulgaris, where the microcomedone …