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Acne in Skin of Color: Cautions for Chemical Peels

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Recent studies suggest that with some caveats, patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI can achieve satisfactory results without serious adverse effects.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Microwave Ablation Device May Worsen Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Negative clinical outcomes experienced during the recruitment period prompted the researchers to conduct an interim analysis, which resulted in discontinuation of the study.

Myrtacine-Based Cream Reduces Acne Lesions, Erythromycin Cutibacteria

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Following treatment with the Myrtacine®-based cream in patients with acne, no change in total C acnes load was detected.

Innovative Visual Tool for Assessing Burden of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Being Evaluated

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It is hoped that use of the tool will help to improve the management of HS and enhance patients' feeling of control over their illness.

Once-Daily 7.5% Dapsone Gel Safe, Effective for Acne Vulgaris

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Treating dermatologists recorded their observations of baseline acne, treatment tolerability, and patient outcomes.

Apremilast Effective, Safe in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Short-term safety and efficacy of apremilast in patients with moderate hidradenitis suppurativa was examined.

Maintenance Therapy Beneficial for Reducing Adult Acne

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Investigators assessed the efficacy of maintenance therapy in adults with acne.

Long-Term Adalimumab Safe, Effective for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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The investigators sought to evaluate the response to and tolerability of long-term adalimumab use in patients with HS.

Combination YAG Laser Therapy Provides Effective, Sustained Acne Treatment

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After a mean 22.7 months of follow-up, participants showed an 81% reduction in acne lesions, with 60% of participants having 90% or greater reduction.

Azelaic Acid Foam Is a Safe, Effective Treatment for Facial Acne

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The researchers determined efficacy based on the change in facial investigator global assessment and changes in total, inflammatory, and noninflammatory lesion counts between baseline and week 16.

Spironolactone as Effective as Oral Tetracycline Antibiotics for Acne in Women

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The study included women with acne who were started on either spironolactone (n=6684) or an oral tetracycline-class antibiotic (n=31,614) between 2010 and 2016.

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