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1. US20180206778 - ATROPHIC ACNE SCAR RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL

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Claims

1. A method of detecting and treating an individual subject having an increased risk for acne scarring, the method comprising:
(a) measuring an increased risk factor for acne scarring in the individual subject in need thereof,
(b) diagnosing the subject with an increased risk for acne scarring based on the measured increased risk factor for acne scarring, and
(c) administering an effective amount of an anti-acne active to the subject.
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the increased risk factor for acne scarring is quantified by at least one risk factor.
3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the at least one risk factor is at least one of a severity of acne, a family history of acne scarring, a duration of time of acne, a squeezing and picking of acne lesion behavior, and combinations thereof.
4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the subject is diagnosed with an increased risk for acne scarring when the subject scores at least 3.95 points according to the following scale:
(i) almost clear acne—0 points,
(ii) mild acne—0 points,
(iii) moderate acne—0 points,
(iv) severe acne—8.90 points,
(v) very severe acne—8.90 points,
(vi) no family history of acne scarring—0 points,
(vii) a family history of acne scarring—4.60 points,
(viii) a duration of acne of ≤1 year—0 points,
(ix) a duration of acne of >1 year—3.46 points,
(x) never squeeze and pick acne lesions—0 points,
(xi) rarely squeeze and pick acne lesions—0 points,
(xii) sometimes squeeze and pick acne lesions—0 points,
(xiii) frequently squeeze and pick acne lesions—3.05 points, and
(ix) all the time squeeze and pick acne lesions—3.05.
5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the subject measures the increased risk factor for acne scarring.
6. The method according to claim 1, wherein the subject diagnoses the increased risk factor for acne scarring.
7. The method according to claim 1, wherein the anti-acne active is a topical anti-active, an oral anti-acne active, or a combination thereof.
8. The method according to claim 1, wherein the anti-acne active is a retinoid, benzoyl peroxide, or a mixture thereof.
9. The method according to claim 8, wherein the retinoid is adapalene.
10. The method according to claim 8, wherein the retinoid is administered in a pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition comprising 0.1° A to 0.3%, by weight relative to the total weight of the composition, of the retinoid.
11. The method according to claim 1, wherein the anti-acne active is benzoyl peroxide.
12. The method according to claim 1, wherein the administration comprises administering a pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition comprising 2% to 10% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of benzoyl peroxide.
13. The method according to claim 12, wherein the pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition comprises 2.5% to 5% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of benzoyl peroxide.
14. The method according to claim 1, wherein the administration comprises administering a pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition comprising 2% to 10% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of benzoyl peroxide and from 0.1% to 0.3% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of adapalene.