Acne and acne scarring - the case for active and early intervention

Aust Fam Physician. 2006 Jul;35(7):503-4.


Acne as a disease is so common as to be considered a normal rite of passage, and costs the community a substantial amount in resources. Yet acne is a devastating disease striking most adolescents at their most vulnerable time when their life long self esteem and sense of identity is being developed. This article reviews the importance of acne to the individual and attempts to make the case for early and aggressive treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / complications*
  • Acne Vulgaris / psychology
  • Acne Vulgaris / therapy*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cicatrix / etiology*
  • Cicatrix / prevention & control*
  • Cicatrix / psychology
  • Depression / etiology
  • Depression / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Selection
  • Quality of Life
  • Self Concept