Acne vaccine on the horizon

Acne vaccine on the horizon
doctor consults dry flaky skin

Scientists trial acne vaccine

There has been a lot of work around understanding the microbiome (natural bacterial population) of skin and the once touted cause of acne, propionibacterium acnes, is now recognised as having a more complex role in skin health.

Some strains of propionibacterium acnes generate inflammatory metabolites and scientists in the United States are working on a vaccine to alleviate the effects of those particular strains.

Read the article recently published in Stuff by following this link: Acne vaccine article

Bear in mind that the required phases of clinical studies could each take a couple of years to be completed so this might not be available from your doctor soon but it is exciting news for the acne community!

Dr Colin


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