Fight Acne: The Influence of Social Media

FightAcne.com Interview with:
Zachary Zinn, MD
Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine Children’s
Residency Program DirectorDepartment of Dermatology
Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, WV 
 Dr. Zinn is a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology

FightAcne.com:  What is the background for this study?

Response: We noticed that many patients used acne products based on social media recommendations, oftentimes without therapeutic success.  Our goal was to better understand the influence of social media on acne treatment.   This was a survey-based study given to patients presenting to an academic dermatology practice.

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Treatment Response With Once-Daily Topical Dapsone Gel, 7.5% for Acne

This article discusses use of topical dapsone used once daily for the treatment of acne, including adverse effects.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;16(6):591-598.
Treatment Response With Once-Daily Topical Dapsone Gel, 7.5% for Acne Vulgaris: Subgroup Analysis of Pooled Data from Two Randomized, Double-Blind Stu.

Draelos ZD, Rodriguez DA, Kempers SE, Bruce S, Peredo MI, Downie J, Chang-Lin JE, Berk DR, Ruan S, Kaoukhov A.

Inflammatory Acne in Asian Women May Be Aggravated By Air Pollution

The authors of a recent study report:

“The prevalence of acne is similar between Asian and Caucasian women, but Asian women have a higher prevalence of inflammatory acne. They also report their symptoms exacerbate during periods of high air pollution. “

https://www.dovepress.com/pollution-and-acne-is-there-a-link-peer-reviewed-article-CCID