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  1. Over-the-Counter Acne Drugs Work Just Fine

    Dec. 16, 2004 -- When it comes to treating mild to moderate acne, new research suggests that over-the-counter preparations containing benzoyl peroxide usually work just as well as oral or topical antibiotics at a fraction of the price. Researchers say they hope the new findings will focus the spotli

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  2. Next-Generation Chemical Peels for Acne

    July 30, 2004 (New York) -- A new generation of chemical peels used to treat acne, fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage are putting these exfoliating solutions back on the radar screen. Today, there are newer, gentler peels that can be used alone, together, or with other skin-rejuvenating treatments

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  3. 'Jury Out' on Using Special Laser for Acne

    June 15, 2004 -- Despite early promises, a new study shows no benefit in treating acne with a non-ablative laser that has long been used to remove wrinkles, scars, and other skin lesions. "I can't say we were surprised one way or the other, but we are certainly disappointed," says researcher Jeffrey

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  4. FDA Panel Urges Stricter Acne Drug Tracking

    Feb. 27, 2004 -- An FDA advisory panel is recommending a stricter tracking program for women who take the acne drug Accutane, as well as generic and other versions of the drug isotretinoin. The recommendation follows a report that the current industry-run program has failed to lower rates of unplann

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  5. Laser Safely Zaps Acne

    Oct. 23, 2003 -- A laser that has been used for several years to treat wrinkles, scars, and other lesions appears to be safe and effective against the most common skin problem of all -- acne. Acne affects about 85% of Americans at some point in their lives. But British researchers report in this wee

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  6. Acne Medication Discolors Teeth, Gums

    June 2, 2003 -- A commonly used acne medication can cause teeth and bone to discolor -- and give gums a blackish-blue color. The drug, an antibiotic called minocycline, is prescribed for severe acne and for rheumatoid arthritis. The acne treatment is closely related to the antibiotic tetracycline, w

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  7. Is Acne Fed by the Western Diet?

    Dec. 19, 2002 -- The scourge of teenaged life -- acne -- may result from the very diet that feeds it, suggests a new study that flies in the face of three decades worth of conventional thinking on the cause of facial blemishes. And this time, it's not just isolated items such as chocolate or pizza b

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  8. FDA Policy Could Clear Up Acne Questions

    Nov. 8, 2002 -- Treating acne is hard to do. There are a number of drugs out there, but studies have shown that doctors are unsure which work best for various patients. That's in part because the FDA's current testing guidelines often don't reveal the specific patients that would most benefit from a

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  9. Acne Cream May Prevent Skin Cancer.

    Oct. 18, 2002 -- Skin cancer is the most common malignancy. New research shows that a prescription cream -- derived from vitamin A -- commonly used to treat acne and psoriasis may help prevent skin cancer in some people predisposed to the disease. Pills consisting of vitamin A derivatives -- such as

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  10. Using Light to Banish Acne

    Aug. 22, 2002 -- A new FDA-approved device might help millions of acne sufferers see the light with a clearer complexion. The ClearLight Acne PhotoClearing System is the first non-drug treatment device approved by the FDA to treat moderate acne. And researchers say it produces results without the si

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