A clinically practical approach to acne

Part 1: Diagnosis, assessment and general skin care

John Sullivan*, Veronica Preda

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

• Acne is not just 'part of growing up'. It is one of the most common skin condition and has an enormous physical and psychological impact if left untreated. • The classification of acne is based on types of lesions present and can be divided into mild. moderate and severe. • Acne management should involve consideration of disease pathogenesis and comorbidities in each patient. • Avoidance of scarring is fundamental in the management of acne. • Good rapport and patient education are vital for compliance with therapy and for long-term improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalMedicine Today
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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