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Today: Personalizing Acne Care
Identifying gaps and providing recommendations to address shortcomings in the investigation of acne sequelae by the Personalising Acne: Consensus of Experts panel published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology International.
Layton A, Alexis A, Baldwin H, et al. Identifying gaps and providing recommendations to address shortcomings in the investigation of acne sequelae by the Personalising Acne: Consensus of Experts panel. JAAD Int. 2021;5:41-48. doi:10.1016/j.jdin.2021.06.006
Key Takeaway: Although acne sequelae are common and cause a substantial burden to patients, evidence-based guidance on prevention and management is lacking. The Personalising Acne: Consensus of Experts panel aimed to identify the unmet needs in acne care by identifying the gaps in clinical recommendations, then classified the best treatment strategies according to the strength of evidence and aptness to patients’ needs.
News You Can Use: These consensus-based recommendations can support healthcare providers by informing the process of consultation at each step of the patient journey, helping to reduce the development and burden of acne sequelae through improved recognition of risk factors, and guiding discussion and appropriate management that is tailored to individual patient’s needs.