A new drug might be a breakthrough treatment for acne; it works by preventing acne from forming in the first place.
Sebum is the oily substance produced by your follicles. When it becomes trapped and builds up under the skin, acne is born.
The drug, SMT D002, reduces the flow of sebum, preventing acne from developing. Summit plc, the company that developed the drug, says that it reduces the amount of sebum by 90% and that it was well tolerated in phase I clinical trials.
The company is also looking into a cream formulation; I told them they are free to use my name (Benabizac?). I’ll keep you updated.
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