Zoe D. Draelos, MD, discusses 3 mechanisms of action for treating acne- decrease nutrients, C acnes lesions and inflammation-and her tips for addressing these, such as facial cleansing products and the use of probiotics.
In medicine, we have long recognized that the microbial communities in our bodies and on our skin are intricately linked to health and disease. Acne vulgaris is a disease that exemplifies the importance of host-microbiome interactions in disease pathogenesis.
Patients are searching on YouTube for health care information at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, the majority of uploaded videos are not by health care professionals, which may lead to misinformation about isotretinoin for the treatment of acne.