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Medical Reference Related to Acne Care

  1. Acne - Surgery

    Read about surgery to remove deep acne scars.

  2. Acne - What Happens

    Learn how acne vulgaris develops.

  3. Acne - Medications

    Information on drugs used to treat acne vulgaris.

  4. Azelaic Acid for Acne

    Drug details for Azelaic acid for acne vulgaris.

  5. 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? ...

  6. 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

  7. Isotretinoin for Acne

    Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.

  8. 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.

  9. Acne

    The occasional pimple needs no treatment. Over-the-counter cover-up creams and cosmetics, if used at all, should be water based.

  10. Baby Acne

    Pink pimples ("neonatal acne") are often caused by exposure in the womb to maternal hormones. No treatment is needed, just time.

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