acne treatment

FDA Clears Sebacia Microparticles for Acne

FDA Clears Microparticle Acne Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for Sebacia Microparticles for the treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne. The gold microparticles are used with a 1,064nm laser to selectively target the sebaceous glands. The FDA clearance is based on results from a U.S. pivotal, randomized, controlled, blinded trial evaluating 168 patients with mild-to-moderate acne using either Sebacia Microparticles with laser or laser alone.

Reviewing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne Treatment

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In an effort to provide guidance to prescribers and encourage further research on the risk of antibiotic resistance in acne treatment, JAMA Dermatology published a clinical evidence synopsis (online June 21, 2017). Brandon L. Adler, MD, et al, reviewed five clinical trials published in 1987-2002 and 2007-2008. They found evidence that the widespread use of bacteriostatic antibiotics (topical erythromycin and clindamycin and oral tetracyclines) may encourage the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of P acnes, via point mutations.

Novan Appoints New CFO and CCO

Novan Therapeutics, developer of investigational acne product SB204, has announced the addition of two executives from the dermatology industry to the its leadership team. Richard Peterson, formerly of Medicis International, has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Brian Johnson, formerly of Galderma and Medicis International, as Chief Commercial Officer. Peterson will be responsible for the company's financial operations, investor relations and other corporate functions.

Skincare Product: Aknetrol

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Aknetrol, by ZO Medical, is a 10% Benzoyl Peroxide acne treatment that decreases sebum production to prevent clogged pores and inflammation and reduce p.acnes proliferation. Tea tree oil in the formula provides added antibacterial properties, while additional ingredients moisturize the skin and provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Contact: 888.893.1375,