PCDS acne primary care treatment pathway

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This Guidelines summary provides an overview of treatments, practical advice and top tips for the management of acne.

Virtually every adolescent has a few ‘spots’, however, about 15% of the adolescent population have sufficient problems to seek treatment. In most patients, but not all, the acne clears up by the late teens or early 20s. Patients with persistent acne often have a family history of persistent acne. Acne may scar—most of the time this is preventable by using the correct treatment given in a timely fashion.

This Guidelines summary provides an overview of treatments, practical advice and top tips for the management of acne. It includes an algorithm for the acne treatment pathway and a table of combination products for acne treatment.

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