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
Acne - Surgery
Read about surgery to remove deep acne scars.
Acne - Treatment Overview
Learn about treatment for acne vulgaris.
Acne: Treatment With Antibiotics - Topic Overview
Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat severe acne or acne that is likely to leave scars. Antibiotics improve the look of your skin by killing bacteria that cause acne. This means you'll have fewer pimples and redness. Less acne means less acne scarring. You can put antibiotics directly on your skin (topically) or take them by mouth (orally). Topical antibiotics kill bacteria on your ...
Azelaic Acid for Acne
Drug details for Azelaic acid for acne vulgaris.
Isotretinoin for Acne
Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.
Acne - When To Call a Doctor
Learn when to seek help for severe acne.
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: 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 ...
Acne - Prevention
While you cannot prevent acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep it from getting worse.