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Going beyond clinical guidelines for acne treatment

Going beyond clinical guidelines for acne treatment
According to the panel’s recommendations, published last year in the July-August Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, other individual patient features that might impact how dermatologists change or modify treatment include patient-reported impact, gender, skin sensitivity and photo type.

Addressing these nuances results in dermatologists’ treating patients; not just acne, according to study author Jerry Tan, M.D., an adjunct professor in the department of medicine, Western University, and in private dermatology practice in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

“Clinical severity is only a single ...
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Stigma of acne worse in the age of selfies, experts say

Stigma of acne worse in the age of selfies, experts say
Doctor Jerry Tan, who is a member of the society, says young people in this age of selfies and social media are more self-conscious about their looks than ever before.
 

Everything on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is about posting and sharing selfies, photos and videos and “your face is prominent,” Tan said.

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Research to help assess acne patients’ quality of life

Research to help assess acne patients’ quality of life

“There’s a real gap when it comes to treating the physical components of a visible disease, along with the psychosocial components,” says Plant. “The simple fact that it is visible, means people can see it and potentially treat you differently, these serious repercussions can affect your quality of life.”

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http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2015-09-16/research-help-assess-acne-patients%E2%80%99-quality-life

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