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[3 min watch] How to manage acne patients

Acne is one of the most common skin concerns presented in general practice and can have long-term effects on a patient’s physical appearance and mental health. In this short video, Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor Di King shares how to manage acne patients in the primary care setting.

Dr King describes the steps you should take from the initial consultation to treatment with a variety of modalities, all the way through to treating the pigmentation and scarring at the end of the active acne phase.

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3 comments on “[3 min watch] How to manage acne patients

  1. Excellent piece of information on acne. I strongly believe that non-compliance is a major determinant of poor treatment outcomes. I was recently consulted by a young female with what appeared to me as grade 2 acne that had not improved on topical retinoids. My concern is whether it is standard practice to treat grade 2 acne with topical retinoids. Please advise.

    1. Hi Emmanuel, replying on behalf of Dr Dianne King:
      My advice would be to treat all patients with a topical retinoid regardless of the grade of acne (even the mild comedonal acne). Along with with a course LED light therapy, twice weekly for 4/8 weeks.

      Warm regards,
      Abbie | HealthCert

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