Acne - Symptoms
Acne develops most often on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, or back and can range from mild to severe. It can last for a few months, many years, or come and go your entire life.
Acne - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Acne: Should I see my doctor? Acne: Should I take isotretinoin for severe acne? ...
Topical Retinoid Medicines for Acne
Drug details for Topical retinoid medications for acne.
Acne - When To Call a Doctor
Learn when to seek help for severe acne.
Isotretinoin for Acne
Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.
Acne - What Happens
Learn how acne vulgaris develops.
Acne - Other Treatment
Your doctor may suggest other types of therapies to treat acne or acne scars.
Acne - Topic Overview
Information on acne vulgaris.
Acne - Treatment Overview
Learn about treatment for acne vulgaris.
Acne: Treatment With Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Topic Overview
Alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid,mandelic acid,and glycolic acid (for example,Alpha Hydrox) are often used in products to treat acne. These products work by drying up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples and causing the top layer of your skin to peel. Skin care products that have AHAs are generally safe to use,but they may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less ...