Addressing one of the most commonly encountered conditions seen by the dermatologist, this source analyzes the pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, clinical features, and control of acne. With full-color illustrations, this source delves into the available treatment options for difficult cases of acne and scarring and provides expert discussions of management regimens including topical and systemic therapies, laser treatments, and new medications.
The intention of this book is to review the latest developments in the understanding of acne and its treatment. The contents cover the molecular and cell biological aspects of sebocytes, sebaceous glands, and the pilosebaceous unit through to the pathogenesis of acne, its treatment with hormones, antimicrobials, retinoids, and laser. Novel actives are reviewed, such as the effect of octadecenedioic acid, sphingolipids, and enzyme inhibitors. Formulation principles and the importance of follicular delivery through sebum are overviewed and, finally, in vitro testing methods. This book is an invaluable resource for dermatologists as well as scientists working in the pharmaceutical and skin care industries. Each chapter reviews the most relevant literature and gives personal insight into tackling the problems associated with the treatment of acne, its underlying pathophysiology, and its therapy.
The book is a result of the contributions of experts in their own areas and is the work of an international team representing scientists from many disciplines. Dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, and researchers will find Acne and Its Therapy an invaluable and in-depth analysis of the pathogenesis of acne and its treatment.