It was announced in September of 2018 that a vaccine for acne was on the horizon.2 Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world but there are some doctors who recognize the effect of diet and gut health and the role it plays in so many health issues, including acne. 

With this in mind, is another vaccine really in order?

According to a report in iflscience.com a team of international researchers is hailing the new vaccine as the “holy grail of dermatology”.

The team’s findings have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

If it is developed and put to use, researchers believe the vaccine SHOULD “reduce the body’s inflammatory response to the toxins secreted by bacteria in the skin.”1

The theory behind the vaccine is, if they are successful, it could also be used for other diseases that are associated with the P. acnes bacteria, like sepsis, prostate cancers, heart infections, toxic shock syndrome, bone infections, and various post-surgical infections.

The researchers admit that since it has only been tested on mice and isolated human tissue, the vaccine still needs to be tested to see if it will react negatively with the beneficial bacteria that is on the skin. And therein lies the rub. There’s ALWAYS that teeny, tiny, pesky little problem of the side effects.

What could possibly go wrong?

SOURCE:

  1. Endo Riot
  2. The Atlantic