Isotretinoin also reduced the overall number of Propionibacterium bacteria, while it simultaneously increased the diversity of the individual types of the bacteria. Thirty-eight per cent of isotretinoin-treated patients did not show this beneficial pattern in the Propionibacterium communities. This percentage is similar to the proportion of isotretinoin-treated patients in other studies who needed additional...
When investigators vaccinated mice with CAMP factor, they found the vaccination considerably reduced the growth of P. acnes and production of an inflammatory cytokine known as MIP-2, which is similar to the human interleukin (IL)-8.
Within a year, 14.4% of patients on spironolactone and 13.4% of patients on antibiotics had switched to different treatments. According to researchers, these results suggest that the two therapies have the same efficacy.
A new trend called skin positivity is emerging. A number of celebrities are fighting against the stigma associated with acne, and that may have positive benefits for the self-esteem and mental health of acne patients, reports The New York Times (May 28, 2018).
Recently, celebrities including Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Lucy Hale, and social media influencers have been forthcoming about thei...
The “Home Remedies for Acne Evidence List” currently includes 22 common acne home remedies that have undergone scientific investigation to answer three questions: What evidence is there? Does the remedy work? Can the remedy cause harm?
Propionibacterium acnes Photo by Matthias Mörgelin, Lund University
Investigators at the Lund University in Sweden have discovered that Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) secrete a protein that provides protection from the reactive oxygen species thought to contribute to several skin diseases.