Archive forJanuary, 2006

New Accutane drugs rules very strict

Worried about the possible symptoms of birth defects while taking the drug, Accutane, rules have been created for women to take pregnancy tests every month.

The new rules are meant to prevent isotretinoin-related birth defects once and for all. But the rules are so strict, some doctors say, they might discourage or even prevent many patients from using the drug, the only treatment that can erase severe acne. Many dermatologists say the iPledge program is overkill.

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Acne related to hormonal changes

Studies are proving that hormonal changes that take place in women are strongly related to acne outbreaks.

For those women who believe that they alone experience an increase in acne during their monthly cycle, the latest study proves that nearly half of all women experience premenstrual flares of their acne. Studies have shown that acne has an underlying hormonal basis.

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Modern acne treatments

The Toronto Fashion Monitor reports of new modern methods of acne treatment.

They include descriptions of antibiotics, isotretinoin and oral contraceptives.

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Acne lasers

Read here about the affectiveness of laser acne treatment.

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Dead Sea minerals

Dead Sea minerals are being used to help treat skin ailments such as Psoriasis, Eczema, and Acne.

Cleopatra’s Choice is one such company making products using Dead Sea minerals.

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New acne drug – Clearogen

A new form of acne treatment has been released on to the market. Clearogen attempts to prevent the cause of acne, by trying to reduce excessive oil production in the body.

This one-of-a-kind treatment, developed by Dr. Alex Khadavi after years of research, clears existing acne and prevents new acne by STOPPING THE FIRST STEP OF ACNE DEVELOPMENT. This is accomplished through reducing DHT production to eliminate the cause of excessive oil production by the oil glands at the hormonal level.

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Registry created for US users of Accutane

A registry has been created for Americans who are taking the anti-acne drug Accutane.

The Food and Drug Administration has spent more than 20 years attempting to limit the exposure of fetuses to the drug. If a woman uses Accutane during pregnancy, or should become pregnant within a month of taking the drug, her baby runs a significant risk of suffering brain and heart defects, as well as mental retardation. Patients typically take the drug for five to six months.

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