The many different treatments available for patients with acne range from over-the-counter preparations to isotretinoin. GPs are in the ideal position to assess the patient with acne and offer an individualised treatment regimen.
- Consider acne as a diagnosis in children and adults, as well as in adolescents.
- Individualise treatment according to the clinical presentation and psychological needs of the patient.
- Review patients every three to six months so management can be assessed and changed if ineffective.
- Treat patients with acne early and effectively to avoid acne scarring.
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