A study of more than 38,000 patients has found the treatment for severe acne, isotretinoin (e.g. Roaccutane, Oratane) is not an independent risk factor for depression in adult acne patients.

In our new Parents Pack, we've covered how acne forms, the different types of acne treatment for teens, questions your doctor may ask, and a skin care checklist.

While numerous studies have explored the negative psychological impact of acne, a recent study has made a direct link between the perceived social stigma felt by people with acne and their quality of life.

Illegally obtaining low dose isotretinoin (Oratane, Roaccutane) online or taking the acne treatment differently to how it was prescribed by a doctor is both unnecessary and dangerous, warn dermatologists.

Turbo-charging existing acne medications as well as developing better therapies with some very hi-tech microscopes is the focus for Harvard Medical School Professor, Conor Evans.

A study looking at almost 40,000 women with moderate to severe acne has found a medication discovered in the 1950s may be as effective as a particular type of oral antibiotic in treating acne.

A study involving the world’s largest gathering of twins supports research that there is a genetic link for acne, but environmental factors may influence its severity.

New research shows depression and acne may be more closely linked than previously thought. 

It’s been several years since Australia has seen any new acne treatments but that’s changing with a range of new options becoming available, the latest being the topical treatment Aczone 7.5% gel.

An Australian company has recently completed Phase I clinical trials using synthetic cannabidiol - an active compound found in cannabis - for the treatment of acne in a world first.

A topical acne treatment combining adapalene with benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo) is now available in a stronger form as Epiduo Forte. 

A dermatology professor is hoping to start clinical trials for an acne vaccine developed over the past five years.

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