Several myths exist about acne. Here are the facts.
Acne vulgaris is a common chronic skin disease involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland, and typically affects the face, upper chest, and back; Acne vulgaris may have a psychological impact on any patient, regardless of the severity or the grade of the disease.
Acne vulgaris is a clinical diagnosis. However, laboratory investigations may be indicated in the following situations:
Treatment of acne vulgaris should be directed toward the known pathogenic factors, and the aesthetic improvement of Acne scarring and pigment changes. The most appropriate treatment is based on the grade and severity of the acne.
-Pharmacotherapy: Appropriate medical treatment prescribed by a certified dermatologist; Prescriptions should be accompanied by a discussion of the potential adverse effects. Patients should be instructed on their morning and evening treatment programs.