FightAcne.com Interview with:
Zachary Zinn, MD
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine Children’s
Residency Program DirectorDepartment of Dermatology
Health Sciences Center
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.
Epiduo is a prescription combination of benzoyl peroxide plus a retinoid (adapalene) and is used topically to treat 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.
This new article reviews the reasons supporting retinoids as the mainstay of acne therapy and discuss “some of the perceived barriers that may be limiting use of this important drug class”.
A new report states that the age of onset of acne has decreased to 11-12 years of age and notes that the demand for acne treatment worldwide continue to climb.
Global Market Study on Acne Treatment: Inflammatory Acne Segment Anticipated to Account for 195 BPS Gain in Market Revenue Share During 2017 – 2025
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. “
From the European Journal of Dermatology
Acne conglobata induced by adalimumab.
Balakirski G1, Neis MM1, Megahed M1.