Acne—primary care treatment pathway

Primary Care Dermatology Society

Virtually every adolescent has a few ‘spots’, however, about 15% of the adolescent population have sufficient problems to seek treatment. In most patients, but not all, the acne clears up by the late teens or early 20s. Patients with persistent acne often have a family history of persistent acne. Acne may scar—most of the time this is preventable by using the correct treatment given in a timely fashion.

This Guidelines summary provides practical advice, an overview of treatments, and includes a concise treatment pathway.

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