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VIDEO: New topical acne therapies will target sebum



WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – Three new approaches to topical treatment of acne are on the horizon, and they all share a common foe: sebum.

“One exciting new avenue for topical therapy are drugs that actually target the production of sebum,” explained Dr. Linda F. Stein Gold, director of dermatology research at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. “For the first time, we have a drug that potentially targets sebum with a topical mechanism. In the past, we’ve only been able to do that with oral therapy.”

In an interview at the Hawaii Dermatology Seminar provided by Global Academy for Medical Education/Skin Disease Education Foundation, Dr. Stein Gold discussed three topical, sebum-focused drugs in clinical trials and outlined their differing mechanisms of action.

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