Hidradenitis Suppurativa

HidrenitisAxillaThe name Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) implies that the disease involves collections of white blood cells or “pus” in and around sweat glands. However, our current understanding of HS is that it begins with blockage of … Continue reading

Accutane or Isotretinoin for Severe Acne: Update on Side-Effects

One of the most important drugs used in Dermatology today is Isotretinoin, also known as Accutane, for severe acne.  It is the only medication capable of curing the most severe forms of scarring cystic acne.  AccutaneBottles

Accutane is the brand … Continue reading

Rosacea. Is It the Same as Acne?

Rosacea, also known as Acne Rosacea or “adult acne,” is a skin disease that appears very similar to common teenage acne but is actually  a separate disease entity with a different cause.  For example, it usually affects adults of middle age, around 40’s and 50’s.  In contrast to common acne, … Continue reading