Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Acne Vulgaris Overview

Another name for Acne Vulgaris is Acne.

What is acne?
A person with acne has pimples, whiteheads or blackheads on the face, chest, back or shoulders. Acne affects about 90 percent of all people at some time during their lives, and is most common during the teenage years.

What are the symptoms of acne?
Acne usually causes pimples, whiteheads or blackheads on the face, chest, back or shoulders.

How does the doctor treat acne?
Acne is usually treated with antibiotics and a variety of topical medications that dry the skin.

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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