Oral isotretinoin for acne can improve quality of life

According to a recently published study, oral isotretinoin provides the most beneficial effects when compared to other acne treatments on health-related quality of life.

Stress pimples can happen at exam time

Final exams are enough pressure on their own without having to deal with a major acne breakout too. And if that long awaited formal is just around the corner, then stress levels may be at all time high – but don’t let it get you down!

Light therapies for acne are an alternative to medication for some people

Light treatments may be an option for some people with acne and acne scarring. However, scientific studies are ongoing to further investigate this weapon in our arsenal against acne.

Hemp oil for acne and other treatments in development

From hemp oil, coconut oil and gold nano-shells to wearable light therapies, the future of acne treatments may not be limited to creams and tablets.

Low GI diet and acne

Wondering what food changes you can make to help improve acne? Consider a low Glycaemic Index (GI) diet – it has the strongest evidence according to a recent review.

Using antibiotics for acne treatment

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. This means it’s really important to use antibiotics for acne responsibly so these critical medicines stay effective against many medical conditions.

Fun-in-the-sun in Australia can come with unwanted long-term health risks. Always protect your skin and get more comfortable slopping on the sunscreen.

Chemical peels are safe during isotretinoin treatment

Research has found people with acne don’t need to delay cosmetic treatments like light chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal while they’re taking oral isotretinoin (Oratane, Roaccutane).

Kleresca light treatment for acne

Light therapies for acne have come a long way. They can be used on their own or combined with a gel that becomes active once exposed to light. The latest is a biophotonic system used by Kleresca.