Different light-based therapy have been used to treat acne, specifically targeting Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and modulating the body’s defense response. P. acnes naturally produces porphyrins, substances that strongly absorb light. The role of light devices is to activate porphyrins and ultimately produce singlet oxygen which will result in bacterial death but also destroy sebaceous glands […]

Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes, is a bacteria involved in the development of acne lesions. For years topical antibiotics such as erythromycin or clindamycin have been recommended as a part of acne therapy to combat this bacteria; however increased concern has risen due to the emerged resistance of P. acnes to this type of drugs. Topical benzoyl […]

Treatment depends on the severity of your lesions. It is important, as well, for you to learn how acne is affecting your quality of life, how bad you want to get rid of your acne, how is it affecting your daily activities. Non-inflammatory lesions are usually treated with topicals; sometimes, over the counter medications may […]

Dr. Ketaki Bhate and coworkers from the University of Nottingham in the UK published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology some interesting facts which I consider worth to share. (1) There is still limited evidence about how diet, specifically diary, influences development of acne. No recommendations can be made based on scientific data at the moment. […]

1. You will outgrow acne. Reality: acne is oftentimes a chronic disease and not just a self-limiting disorder of teenagers. 2. The more I wash my face, the cleaner it will be. Reality: actually the more you clean your face the greasier it will get. When you remove fat from your face too often your […]

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