Acne is a common inflammatory condition that affects 80% of teenagers of all races. It is multifactorial with familial tendencies, hormonal influences and infective triggers. It can often have a psychosocial impact that can influence an individual’s self-confidence. Treatment options include:
– General skin care
– Topical agents including anti-septics, antibiotics, vitamin A analogues (retinoids)
– Oral antibiotics
– Oral anti-androgens
– Oral isotretinoin