Acne - Surgery
Read about surgery to remove deep acne scars.
Acne - What Happens
Learn how acne vulgaris develops.
Acne - Medications
Information on drugs used to treat acne vulgaris.
Azelaic Acid for Acne
Drug details for Azelaic acid for acne vulgaris.
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? ...
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
Isotretinoin for Acne
Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.
Acne - Cause
There are different types of acne. The most common acne is the type that develops during the teen years. Puberty causes hormone levels to rise, especially testosterone.
Pink pimples ("neonatal acne") are often caused by exposure in the womb to maternal hormones. No treatment is needed, just time.
The occasional pimple needs no treatment. Over-the-counter cover-up creams and cosmetics, if used at all, should be water based.