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  1. Acne - Other Treatment

    Your doctor may suggest other types of therapies to treat acne or acne scars.

  2. Acne - Topic Overview

    Information on acne vulgaris.

  3. Isotretinoin for Acne

    Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.

  4. Acne - Exams and Tests

    When you see a doctor about acne, you'll have a physical exam, and your doctor will ask about your medical history. Women may be asked questions about their menstrual cycles. This information can help your doctor find out if hormones are playing a role in

  5. Acne - Prevention

    While you cannot prevent acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep it from getting worse.

  6. Acne - What Happens

    Learn how acne vulgaris develops.

  7. Topical Retinoid Medicines for Acne

    Drug details for Topical retinoid medications for acne.

  8. Acne: Treatment With Salicylic Acid - Topic Overview

    Salicylic acid is an active ingredient in some nonprescription acne treatments. When you apply it to your skin,it dries up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples. It also causes the top layer of your skin to peel. Products that contain salicylic acid may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less often if you notice that your skin becomes very red or very dry. You'll find ...

  9. Acne - Surgery

    Read about surgery to remove deep acne scars.

  10. Acne - What Increases Your Risk

    The tendency to develop acne runs in families. You are more likely to develop severe acne if your parents had severe acne.The risk of developing acne is highest during the teen and young adult years. These are the years when hormones such as testosterone

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