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Acne Treatment Updates
Acne Treatment Updates

At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we are heavily involved in developing and bringing to practice new medical and surgical therapies to improve the care of patients with skin disorders. Because it is so common and can cause so much trouble for our patients, we have a special focus on acne.

We would like to share with you three new acne treatment updates, which are innovative medications for acne that have come to the market recently.  Our dermatologists believe that all three of these acne treatments will each have an important role in improving the management and control of acne for select patients.

Psoriasis Background Part 1
Psoriasis Background Part 1

Psoriasis is a common autoimmune skin condition. It affects as much as 3 to 4% of the population. In the most frequently seen form of psoriasis, people can develop red scaly plaques in various areas on their body especially over pressure points, such as the elbows, knees, low back, and scalp.  This type of psoriasis is specifically called chronic plaque-type psoriasis.  In the case of psoriasis, as an autoimmune disease, a cascade of steps by the immune system leads up to inflammation triggering the skin spots.

Acne Scars Treatment
Acne Scars Treatment

Unfortunately, acne can leave scars.  When talking about scars from acne it is important to separate the visible scars from the ones we can’t see.  Most of the medical information out there will focus on visible scarring in the skin.  In doing this, however, it overlooks the invisible (psychological) scars that can also occur due to acne.