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Greater care needed with contraception during isotretinoin use
Australian women being treated with isotretinoin for acne are urged to double up on contraception methods to avoid any risk of pregnancy.
Full cream milk not implicated in teenage acne
Dairy and its potential link to acne continues to be debated and now a recent US study has found it’s the type of milk teens drink that may affect their acne.
New light therapy for acne management
People with moderate to severe acne now have access to another treatment option with a light-based therapy although cost is a major consideration.
Psych up for questions about mood changes due to acne and acne treatment
People requiring treatment for severe acne can expect their doctors to ask about their mental health before and during any treatment with the acne medication isotretinoin (e.g. Roaccutane, Accutane, Oratane).
Antibiotics alone not recommended for acne
In recognition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), the Australasian College of Dermatologists has re-issued its advice to avoid using antibiotics alone for the treatment of acne.
Teenagers verbally abused because of their acne, survey shows
A recent survey has found almost two-thirds of British teens with acne are verbally abused because of their skin condition.
Acne vaccine clinical trials could start soon
A dermatology professor is hoping to start clinical trials for an acne vaccine developed over the past five years.
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