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Research Roundup

02 April 2024
Volume 13 · Issue 3


In this regular feature, aesthetic nurse Claudia McGloin presents a brief synopsis of a range of recently published articles on medical aesthetics. Research Roundup aims to provide an overview, rather than a detailed summary and critique, of the papers selected. Should you wish to look at any of the papers in more detail, a full reference is provided at the end of each study summary

One of the main types of treatment for acne is topical retinoids such as tretinoin, tazarotene, and adapalene. These are usually recommended for the treatment of mild to moderate acne.

These can cause mild reactions on the skin and the use of dermocosmetics is therefore recommended to help prevent potential side effects but also to help patients continue with treatment.

The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and tolerability of ceramides and niacinamide-containing moisturiser versus hydrophilic cream in combination with topical anti-acne treatment in mild to moderate acne vulgaris.

In order to carry out this study, a randomised, double-blinded, split face study over 8 weeks was carried out. It involved a total of 40 patients. These patients had topical medications applied to their skin, (5% benzoyl peroxide and 0.1% adapalene gel) and then either CCM or hydrophilic cream. Each of these patients were reviewed at 0, 2, 4, and 8 weeks.

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