I was very appreciative to be invited by Dr. Kircik and the Journal of Drugs in
Dermatology to participate in this supplement on the updated model of acne pathogenesis. I am also thankful to the acne team at Galderma for requesting
my services as a consultant starting almost 2 years ago to assist in integrating more recent research results and updating the overall conceptualization of
acne pathophysiology. Although I am not a basic scientist, I have thoroughly explored the research on acne pathogenesis over several years as I believe an
understanding of this information elevates our abilities as both clinicians and therapeuticians.
I hope this supplement provides information that is as helpful to you in clinical practice
as it has been to me, as my understanding and appreciation of acne has been broadened substantially. I recommend reading this supplement more than once.
I hope you enjoy it and find it beneficial.
James Q. Del Rosso DO FAOCD
Las Vegas Skin and Cancer Clinics/West Dermatology, JDRx Dermatology LLC, Henderson, NV
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV