Sometimes it is hard for patients dealing with acne
or rosacea to understand why, even with ongoing treatment, they cannot get rid of their symptoms forever," said Dr.
counts on the back to the level associated with a therapeutic effect when it was applied in our study center," said Dr.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne
affects nearly 100% of adolescents and nearly half of adults over 25 in the U.
Reduction of bacteria with effective skin cleansing, exfoliation and protection are considered by many physicians to be important treatment arms for the control of severe acne
," states Charles Pamplin III, MD, Chief Medical Advisor for Avidas.
Using its Penetrating Therapeutics(TM) technologies, Obagi's products are designed to improve penetration of agents across the skin barrier common and visible skin conditions in adult skin such as chloasma, melasma, senile lentigines, acne
vulgaris and sun damage.
With nearly one-third of retinoid prescriptions written with an oral antibiotic, the MINOCIN PAC is a perfect fit with Triax Pharmaceuticals' existing acne
treatment line, Tretin-X (tretinoin).
This gradual, more controlled release is designed to reduce irritation to the skin while the active agent fights existing acne
and helps to prevent new pimples from forming.
The prospective, controlled pilot study was carried out to examine the safety and efficacy of PDT using topical Levulan activated by LPDL (Vbeam(R), 595 nm) energy in patients with acne
vulgaris) of the face.
is a multi-factorial disease that affects the sebaceous (oil-producing) hair follicles (pores) of the skin, primarily in the face and neck, but often on the back and chest as well, where hairs grow most densely.
is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles.
Cunliffe and his colleagues at Leeds revealed that acne
-causing bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes
, in conjunction with its reduced potential to induce bacterial resistance, supports its development for the treatment of acne
rosacea, folliculitis, pseudofolliculitis and other acneform eruptions.
The scientists looked at a tiny microbe with a big name: Propionibacterium acnes
, bacteria that thrive in the oily depths of our pores.
The Propionibacterium acnes
bacterium lives on normal skin but in those prone to acne
, the build-up of sebum creates an environment in which these bacteria can multiply.
The features of acne
include excess sebum production, obstruction of the pilosebaceous duct caused by hyperkeratinisation, colonisation by Propionibacterium acnes