Acne

About acne

Learn more about acne including symptoms, prevention and treatment and medical solutions like isotretinoin (Roaccutane).

Does alcohol cause acne?

Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.

Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)

Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) has revolusionised the treatment of acne since it became available in South Africa in 1984, according to the National Dermatology Working Group.

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin disorder that occurs when the sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands in the skin and along hair shafts become clogged and inflamed, and infected by bacteria.

Prevention of acne

Although it is difficult to prevent acne, certain things that could aggravate the condition should be avoided.

When to see a doctor about acne

In most cases, acne can be treated successfully at home. However, in some situations, it is important to see your doctor.

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