Accutane effects cholestral levels

Recent studies are showing that the popular acne drug accutane has an effect on cholesterol levels. However, they returned to normal once treatment with the drug ceased.

Liver enzyme levels returned to normal within three months after treatment in 92% of the patients who continued to be monitored. Cholesterol levels returned to normal during the same period in 79% of patients, and triglyceride levels returned to normal in 80% of patients.

“This was definitely some good news from this study,” Manos says. “The findings suggest that routine monitoring of white blood cell and hemoglobin levels may not be needed.”

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How acne forms

Knowing how acne forms can valuable for learning how to treat it.

Read a full account here by a chemical engineer.

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Isotretinoin could cause IBD

Popular acne drug isotretinoin could cause inflammatory bowel disease, IBD a new report shows.

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Heredity and hormonal changes

CBC news reports that heredity and hormonal changes are the main causes of acne, rather than the widely held belief that greasy food and chocolate are the cause.

Other factors may not necessarily cause acne but they can make it worse and incluse: “oil-based cosmetics, stress, tight clothing or hats, and abrasive facial cleansers.

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Back acne

Dr Henry has some advice for people who suffer from back acne.

“it is good to cleanse it with warm water and then use a stronger type of soap. Use a long towel or scrubbing brush, and also try a deep cleanser once or twice a week, like the kind used for the face. Thoroughly apply body moisturizer after taking a shower or bath; a gel type is recommended. Stay away from strong scented colognes or greasy body creams, and women should be sure to take off their brassieres before going to bed.

Also, make sure to frequently wash bed sheets and pajamas to maintain a clean environment for the skin.”

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Success with laser treatment

New studies by the American Academy of Dermatology have shown that laser treatment can help reduce inflammatory facial acne lesions.

“it is “a suitable first-line, second-line, or (add-on) treatment modality for moderate to severe acne.”

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Keira Knightley admits acne problem

She said: ‘The other main complaint would probably be, ‘Don’t squeeze your spots,’ which I am afraid has been a big thing for me for a while. I get a load of zits, and I am always squeezing them in the bathroom mirror.’

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Borba chocolate bar to help acne

Borba, a skin care product company has created a chocolate bar which they claim can help your skin.

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German company to develop new acne treatment

York Pharma is planning on developing a new acne treatment with funding they received from the German government.

The company, which specialises in dermatology products, will develop sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) as a novel therapeutic treatment for acne.

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Chest Acne

Tips for preventing chest acne:

“Wear only cotton tops because it’s a natural breathing fabric.

Wash the acne-affected area morning and night with a cleanser containing a drying agent like cucumber, azulene, or salicylic acid, then apply a zit zapper.”

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