Further Evidence of Connection Between Diet and Acne

In recent years, the association between nutritional patterns and acne vulgaris presentation has been under investigation with contested results. Many experts support the butterfly effect – a concept based on the theory that small changes can have a powerful overall effect – proving the important connection between dietary habits and acne. A growing body of evidence …

Insomnia and Isotretinoin: A Biomarker of Psychiatric Side Effects 

Patient mental health is an important factor to consider with isotretinoin prescription, which is often used to treat acne vulgaris symptoms. A wide range of psychiatric syndromes have been associated with isotretinoin use – including depression, psychosis, and suicide – with insomnia being a common complaint. The sleep disorder itself is a comorbidity present in …

Psoriasis Awareness Month: Emerging Topical Treatment for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

August marks the beginning of Psoriasis Awareness Month, during which healthcare organizations such as LivDerm and the National Psoriasis Foundation bring attention to the common yet underappreciated skin disorder. Often triggered by stress, infections, and medications, the chronic inflammatory condition affects up to 125 million patients worldwide and has been linked to decreased quality of life …