‘The predominant bacteria in microbiome studies of adult acne is Propionibacterium, whereas in this pediatric population we saw a lot of Streptococcus bacteria. After treatment, the microbiomes of intervention group participants more closely resembled those of control group participants.’
The preadolescent acne microbiome: A prospective, randomized, pilot study investigating characterization and effects of acne therapy. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017;00:1–4. https://doi.org/10.1111/pde.13261, , , et al.
A recent study finds that “the overall prevalence of self-reported acne was 57.8% and was highest in the 15- to 17-year-old age group” with heredity as the main risk factor for developing acne.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
A keloid is a type of scar, that continues to grow and often itch, well after the underlying wound has healed.
Acne keloidalis is a type of scarring reaction most often seen on the nape of the neck or scalp. Acne keloidalis may develop after a ‘close shave’ where the hairs have a chance to ingrow and cause inflammation and then scar.
Here’s a good case report:
Acne keloidalis nuchae: clinical and dermoscopic features
, , , BMJ Case Reports 2017:published online 23 September 2017, doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222222
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This meta-analysis of four studies confirmed an association in occurrence of migraine and rosacea.
Microneedling is a relatively new procedure designed to improve scars and other skin conditions with a minimum of down time.
Here is a link to a recent review of Microneedling:
Microneedling: A Review and Practical Guide.
Alster TS1, Graham PM.
Epiduo is a prescription combination of benzoyl peroxide plus a retinoid (adapalene) and is used topically to treat acne.
The American Academy of Dermatology discusses the scarring of the skin and self esteem that are triggered by untreated acne.
This is a review of the literature of microneedling for improvement of scars from a variety of causes including acne. Microneedling is also known as Collagen induction therapy or (CIT) .
BTX1503 is a transdermal gel synthetic formulation of cannabidiol being studied by BOTANIX PHARMACEUTICALS for the treatment of serious acne in adults and teenagers.
This study reports on just two patients, one with small (micro) cysts and one with resistant nodular cystic acne. Just one treatment with the CO2 laser plus treatment with a topical treatment with a tretinoin and antibiotic gel for a month
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Jul 10. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1349323. [Epub ahead of print]
Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser combined with topical tretinoin for the treatment of different forms of cystic acne.
Pestoni Porvén C1, Vieira Dos Santos V1, Del Pozo Losada J1.