Acne vulgaris affects more than 90% of Australian adolescents aged 16–18 years. Although it is usually self-limiting, it can take several years for acne to naturally resolve in this patient group. Therefore, it can have long-lasting psychosocial effects, with depression, social isolation and suicidal ideation being frequent comorbidities in acne. This is especially problematic when moderate-to-severe acne has the potential to cause permanent scarring. Although considered to be a condition of puberty, comedonal acne is increasingly seen in children under 10 years of age. This may be because children are maturing earlier and are generally physically bigger than previous generations. It is important to understand that your patients will likely have researched the internet extensively where many cosmetic and other products are advertised heavily.
- Describe the pathophysiology and impact of acne on the patient
- Identify the non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches of acne management
- Develop and implement a system or regimen of care for patients with acne
- Presenter(s):Ryan De Cruz
- Host:La Roche-Posay
- Activity ID:142206
- QI&CPD Points:2
- Provider:Lateral Connections
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