Home | Clinical Treatment and management of acne in primary care settings Written by: Suneeta Kochhar | Published: 15 June 2021 Prompt treatment of acne is important as the condition may be painful, lead to scarring and cause psychological distress Acne may occur due to an increase in sebum production, keratinocyte hyperproliferation, colonisation with Propionibacterium acnes and subsequent skin inflammation.1 It is an androgen-dependent condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit. Seborrhoea and comedone formation triggers colonisation of the pilosebaceous unit. It is often viewed as an adolescent disease,2 however acne may persist into the 30s.3 Acne often requires long term treatment due to periodic flare-ups. There may be significant psychosocial sequelae. Prompt treatment is important as the condition may be painful, lead to scarring and cause psychological distress.More on Dermatology Rosacea; how to answer the questions people askDifferentiating between red legs and cellulitisManaging and prescribing for atopic eczema in childrenPlease login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.