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Acne and Rosacea Innovations on the Horizon

Thursday, September 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aly Boeckh
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Acne and rosacea, two of the most common skin diseases, were on the mind during the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2017 Summer Meeting. Industry experts joined to discuss what is new on the two conditions, including recent research and treatments.

Read on for a sample of the topics discussed in the session, directed by Hilary Baldwin, M.D.

Hormonal Options
Specific types of acne are better suited to hormonal therapy than others, such as breakouts that occur on the lower face or neck, comedones with seborrhea, perimenstrual flares or late-onset or persistent acne.

In her presentation on the topic, Hormonal Therapy for Acne: Pros and Controve­rsies, Bethanee Schlosser, M.D., weighed various options for hormonal treatment, such as combined oral contrace­ptives and off-label use of the diuretic spironol­actone. Patients and clients should be screened for hormonal therapy by taking a thorough history to ensure that no contrain­dications exist.

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