Acne Scars (Acne Scarring)

What is it? Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin as a result of severe acne. The term “scarring” is not used for the temporary red and brown marks left early after acne has occurred as these marks will almost always improve without treatment. What causes it? In severe […]

Acne Vulgaris

What is it? Also known as…acne, pimples, zits, spots What is acne vulgaris? Acne is a very common skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. The hair follicle and its associated oil (sebaceous) gland become blocked and inflamed.  Whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed pus-filled spots develop on the face, neck, back and chest because this is […]

Azathioprine

What is it? Azathioprine is an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant medication. It can be used to treat inflammatory conditions such as severe eczema. Azathioprine is a “steroid-sparing agent” which means it is used instead of corticosteroid tablets to avoid their long-term side effects. How Does It Work? The function of white blood cells is to fight […]