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Acne

This is a good place to start to understand what causes acne, blackheads, and whiteheads and the many different treatment options available.
  1. Acne FAQ (1)
  2. Acne Scars (6)
  3. Acne Skin Care (2)
  4. Treating Your Acne (33)

How Do You Keep From Picking at Blackheads and Whiteheads?
Everyone knows they need to leave a pimple alone but so many people don't. Share your strategy for keeping your hands off your blackheads and whiteheads.

How Acne Forms
Go through illustrations of the progression of acne lesions - from a normal pore, to blackheads and whiteheads, to pimples and nodular cysts.

What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused by the effects of hormones on sebaceous glands. Find out more how acne, blackheads, and whiteheads are formed.

The Acne Quiz
Test your knowledge of acne and acne treatments with the acne quiz.

Acne - Blackheads & Whiteheads
Blackheads and whiteheads are a specific type of acne called comedones. Find out more about what causes blackheads and whiteheads and how to treat them here.

Acne Scar Treatments
Find out more about acne scar types and the treatment options available to treat acne scars.

Acne Severity
Take this quiz to find out how severe your acne is.

Acne Treatment With Miscellaneous Topical Medications
There are many topical treatments to control acne that don't fit into a specific category. The most popular of these is benzoyl peroxide. Find out more about other topical acne treatments.

How to Control Acne With Tretinoin (Retin-A)
Tretinoin is a very effective medication used to control acne, especially blackheads and whiteheads. This article gives guidelines that may help reduce side effects and increase compliance with this acne control regimen.

Acne Treatment With Topical Retinoids
Topical retinoids have been a mainstay of treatment for acne for many years. The most well-known retinoid is Retin-A, but now there are newer and less irritating retinoids.

Acne Treatment With Topical Antibiotics
Topical antibiotics are a common and effective type of acne treatment. Find out more about acne treatment with topical antibiotics.

Antibiotics Used to Control Acne
Antibiotics are frequently used for acne control. This article gives a profile of some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics to control acne.

Acne Control With Isotretinoin - Accutane
Isotretinoin, trade name Accutane, is a medication that has revolutionized the treatment of acne. Find out more about how accutane works, who takes accutane, and some common side effects of this accutane.

Acne's Unseen Scars
An article about how people with acne suffer.

Acne Myths
This site explains some of the myths about acne and why they are not true.

The Social Impact of Acne
A great article from the American Academy of Dermatologists about the "curse" of acne.

7 Acne Myths
Don't believe everything you hear about acne. Here are the facts.

When Your Teen Has Acne
Helpful resources for parents of teens with acne from your About Guide to Parenting Adolescents.

Acne Control Review
Read this article before you buy an acne control product. Good product reviews of over-the-counter and natural acne treatments from your About Guide to Teen Advice.

Acne Wounds
Explains statistics about acne and gives good general information about acne.

Acne Review
A review of acne with pictures of acne on the face and back.

Acne Information
This site is a comprehensive overview of what causes acne and how to control acne. It has good pictures of how acne develops.

Acne in Teens
An online brochure with several pages of information specifically for teens from the American Academy of Family Practitioners

Acne Education
This site features lots of information about acne causes and acne control. It also has updates on the latest acne information.

Types of Acne
Basic information about what causes acne with good acne pictures.

The Role of the Healthcare Provider in Treating Acne
A good discussion of what type of health care provider you should see for your acne.

Acne Causes
A brief discussion of the causes of acne - hormones, heredity, and plugged oil ducts.

Acne Basic Facts
Accurate information about acne from the University of Maryland.

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