Acne vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris 1
Acne is a common teenage problem that leads to severe psychological morbidity. Isotretinoin is an effective treatment but has several serious side-effects making it a final resort in recalcitrant cases. Several anecdotal remedies exist with many websites claiming successful magic-bullets to lure gullible teenage girls to shell out their pocket […]

How Chlorophyll Cuts Acne

Vol. 201, Issue 5: etoc 1 (Photo credit: TheJCB) This study proposes hypoxia inducible factor (HIF1) as the missing link between the androgenic and inflammatory theories of acne pathogenesis. Androgenic hormones  induce intraductal keratinocyte proliferation resulting in ductal hypoxia. Hypoxia induces the failure of both terminal differentiation and desquamation thus […]

Ductal hypoxia in acne: the missing link between comedogenesis and ...