Acne Patient Resources
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Association provides an Acne Resource Center.
American Skin Association describes possible factors contributing to acne development, different types of acne and how they can be treated.
The AAD recommends treating acne to shorten length and reduce severity of breakouts as well as prevent scarring.
Interactive resources, articles and an online community are available from Acne.org.
When first-line oral and topical drugs haven’t worked to clear up acne, Mayo Clinic explains how medical procedures such as light therapy or chemical peels may help.
When acne leads to scaring, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery outlines the treatment options, which include chemical, laser and dermabrasion resurfacing.
The emotional consequences of living with acne can be managed using some tips from Verywell health.
UpToDate has information about the stages of acne and which treatments are best for each.
Acne during pregnancy may affect women who didn’t have acne previously, and as American Pregnancy Association explains, it cannot be treated with many of the drugs used in nonpregnant people.
Cystic acne is a severe form of acne, which Medical News Today suggests requires more aggressive treatment.
Talkhealth and skinsupport created talkacne, a support group with weekly advice, a directory of acne-related products, and more.
Pediatric Acne Patient Resources
The Society for Pediatric Dermatology explains the possible causes of acne in children and how to best treat it.
Acne in Childhood: An Update explains how pediatric acne is classified, how it impacts quality of life, and what treatments are available.
A paper published in Dermatology Times suggests that the evaluation and management of acne in younger children should be the same as that of adolescents.
Treatment guidelines in pediatric acne are reviewed in this WebMD article.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta addresses how acne affects kids in this article from Everyday Health.