Research Round-Up — Adult Acne & Using Pics to Triage Post-Op Patients

Happy Monday readers! After taking a quick break after Thanksgiving, it’s time for Research Round-Up again. Thanks for coming back to read my morning segment on the latest Dermatology research. Today I’m writing about two articles that caught my eye. One is about the risk factors that are associated with developing adult female acne and the other is about using patient photographs to triage concerns after Mohs surgery. Acne is a common problem, and there are modifiable risk factors that may help lessen acne severity. As for the other article, this is yet another example of technology paving the way […]

Research Round-Up — Diet in Acne and Electronic vs. Paper Prescriptions

Today we have a quick research round-up. I’ll be writing about the role of diet in acne and the best method for receiving a prescription if you intend to fill it. I’ve written about the role of diet in acne in the past so today will be touching on those same topics again. Like I said before, several studies have found a link between milk consumption and acne. The other article is interesting for the technologically inclined. I love the intersection of technology and medicine. This article highlights yet another one of the many ways that technology is improving outcomes in […]

Research Round-Up — Eczema, Acne, & Sunscreen

Today’s dermatology research round-up includes an article from each of the major dermatology journals: JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This week I’ll be discussing new research in eczema, acne, and sunscreens. Eczema Is More Likely to Persist in Certain Patients A systematic review of 45 studies found that childhood eczema (atopic dermatitis) tends to remit by adulthood in most patients. However, certain patients such as those with late onset disease, long course of disease, and severe disease are more likely to suffer from eczema throughout their life. This research included 110,651 […]

Can Sebum Regulate Sebaceous Gland Production?

Does autoregulation of sebum production exist? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about whether sebum can regulate sebaceous gland production. In lay terms, does the skin really know how greasy it is? Let me explain. I read a lot of articles online that say scrubbing away the grease (aka sebum) from your face causes the cells in the skin to produce more of it. Or that if you leave skin alone to its devices, it will be able to figure out the perfect amount of sebum and stop production. This perfect amount will vary among different individuals. That’s why some people have […]

Could Your Western Diet Cause Acne?

Does Diet Cause Acne? With Thanksgiving coming up this week a lot of us will be stuffing our faces with all manner of delicious, high fat, high carb foods. For most of us, this is an acceptable holiday tradition that will end with our belts unfastened and an early night. There’s a commonly held myth that eating greasy food leads to a “greasy” face. If you suffer from acne, you might want to hold back on all the high carb foods. I originally believed it was all brouhaha without any scientific basis to it. However, multiple studies have shown a […]