Treating Acne Without Antibiotics

Systemic antibiotics, such as doxycycline and minocycline, have long been the mainstay of treating moderate to severe acne. But many are concerned about the long-term use of antibiotics, the development of antibiotic resistance, and concern regarding adverse effects with long-term use. There are a number of alternatives to oral antibiotics in the treatment of acne.… Read More

Sebacia Approved For Acne Treatment

Sebacia Microparticles, a novel treatment for acne was recently approved by the U.S. FDA. Sebacia is a microparticle that is applied to and massaged into the skin, where it selectively concentrates in sebaceous glands. The excess is wiped off. Following this, a 1,064 nm laser, such as an Nd:YAG laser, is applied, which results in… Read More

Cosmetic Procedures After Isotretinoin For Acne

Many patient who have been on isotretinoin for acne want to receive treatments for scarring, or other cosmetic procedures while on, or shortly after completing, a course of isotretinoin. The conventional wisdom has been that most procedures should be delayed six months after completing the isotretinoin. However, two consensus statements published in 2017, one from… Read More

Altreno (Tretinoin Lotion) For Acne

Altreno, a new form of tretinoin was recently approved for the treatment of acne in patients aged 9 years and older. Altreno contains 0.05% tretinoin, in line with previous cream and gel formulations. The main difference between Altreno and previous forms of tretinoin is that Altreno is a lotion. Altreno may cause less skin irritation… Read More