Acne Feature Archive

Expert Roundtable: Ethical Issues in Acne Care for Transgender Patients

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In dermatology, ethical dilemmas may arise when providing acne care to transgender individuals, particularly female-to-male patients receiving testosterone treatment.

Seeing the Light: Dermatologists Weigh In on Light Therapy for Acne

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With minimal adverse effects, light therapy has become an alternative treatment in women of childbearing age who cannot use systemic retinoids due to teratogenic effects.

The Role of Psychological Stress in Acne: Insights for Improved Outcomes

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While researchers have not pinpointed the exact mechanism of how stress affects the skin, one theory posits that it acts as a signal exchange with the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems.

Addressing Hyperpigmentation in Skin of Color

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Clinicians need to be mindful that certain treatments might be counterproductive and counsel patients about gentle skin care and to use sunscreen daily.

Isotretinoin in Adolescents: The Ethics of Awkward Discussions

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As these medications require contraceptive use, dermatologists may have to navigate confidentiality issues with their adolescent patients who may not want to involve their parents in discussions of their sexuality and contraceptive use.

Managing Acne in Pregnancy: Treatment Considerations and Current Recommendations

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For pregnant women who are adjusting to their changing body image, appropriate management of acne is a key component of maintaining self-esteem and overall well-being.

Antibiotic Resistance in Acne: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment

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Strategies for preventing resistance include shortening the duration of antibiotics and avoiding monotherapy of either oral or topical antibiotics.

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