P. Acnes

Acne: Changing Practices in a Changing Clinical Landscape
ACNE
by Angela Hou, MD on
One of my favorite diseases to treat as a dermatology resident is acne, as I find that it often has a huge impact on quality of life and self-confidence. Patients often come in when they have tried various over the counter medications and holistic treatments with no success and are frustrated at their lack of improvement. The good news for these patients is that there are many new medications that …
Isotretinoin in Acne: Fact vs Fiction
Isotretinoin
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Lester is the Director of the Skin of Color Program at the Department of Dermatology University of California San Francisco. Wow! This means we got a “two for one special” from her lecture, not only learning about the truths and myths associated with the use of isotretinoin in acne but also recognizing that those who are underrepresented minorities or socioeconomically disadvantaged may no …