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The All About Acne team – the authors of this site – are a group of medically-trained skin experts from across Australia who have an interest in acne management. Our experienced team of leading dermatologists guarantees the information on this website is independent and based on the highest quality research available.
Chromosomes, hormones and acne – why sex matters
Chromosomes, hormones and acne – why sex matters

From puberty onwards, males have larger quantities of the hormones (androgens) which stimulate oil production glands. Find out more from acne experts.

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Acne vaccine clinical trials could start soon

A dermatology professor is hoping to start clinical trials for an acne vaccine developed over the past five years.

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Teenagers verbally abused because of their acne

A recent survey has found almost two-thirds of British teens with acne are verbally abused because of their skin condition.

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Antibiotics alone not recommended for acne

In recognition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), the Australasian College of Dermatologists has re-issued its advice to avoid using antibiotics alone for the treatment of acne.

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Psych up for questions about mood changes

People requiring treatment for severe acne can expect their doctors to ask about their mental health before and during any treatment with the acne medication isotretinoin (e.g. Oratane, Roaccutane).

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New light therapy for acne management

People with moderate to severe acne now have access to another treatment option with a light-based therapy although cost is a major consideration.

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