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Acne Vulgaris: A Review of Causes and Treatment Options

Well, Danielle

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association: November/December 2014 - Volume 6 - Issue 6 - p 302–309
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000104

Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the sebaceous follicle. The cause is multifactorial, and both adolescents and adults can be affected. Acne is associated with a significant financial burden and considerable psychological distress. Treatment options are reviewed, including over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and in-office procedures.

Danielle Well, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology at Rockville Dermatology, P.C. Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Dr. Stuart R. Levine Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

Reprinted with permission from The Nurse Practictioner, 38(10), 22–31.

Copyright © 2014 by the Dermatology Nurses' Association.