June 28, 2019
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Research updates to mark the end of Acne Awareness Month

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Acne affects up to 50 million Americans each year, making it the most common skin condition in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Although this condition is familiar to most teenagers and adults, Acne Awareness Month is celebrated every June to reduce stigma and shine light on possible treatments.

To contribute to this awareness initiative, Healio Dermatology has compiled the most recent articles on developments in acne treatment.


Survey: Acne negative on career ambitions in young professionals

The toll of living with acne in young professionals within the workplace and romantic relationships is severe for many, and 70% of survey respondents report they are doing everything they can to manage their acne, according to a survey from the American Acne and Rosacea Society. Read more.

Acne in a young man 
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Bactericidal, antibiotic acne topical treatment reduces inflammatory lesions

At the Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Vyome Therapeutics reported results from two clinical trials of its anti-acne candidate VB-1953. The bactericidal, antibiotic topical gel kills sensitive and resistant strains of C.acnes infection, and has been shown to reduce inflammation. Read more.


Acne drug may not cause depression

Isotretinoin was not associated with an increased risk for depression in patients with acne, according to real-world data presented at American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Read more.


Adiposity may have protective effect in young adults with acne

In a population-based study, overweight and obesity in young adults were inversely associated with acne. Specifically, the researchers found a gradual decrease in the incidence of acne from the high-normal BMI range to the severely obese range. Read more.