The Updated Model of Acne Pathogenesis: Does it Bring Anything of Value to the Table?

August 2013 | Volume 12 | Issue 8 | Supplement Individual Articles | 108 | Copyright © August 2013

James Q. Del Rosso DO FAOCD

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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