Acne is the most common chronic skin condition of adolescents, affecting up to 95% of boys and 85% of teenage girls. It tends to begin at puberty, and while for most people it tends to go away by the time they reach their mid-20s, some people may continue to have the disorder until they reach their 40s or 50s. Sufferers find it hard to get good information, especially in the many ways of reducing the effect of acne on their work and social lives. This book answers hundreds of real questions asked by people with acne and their families to ensure that no one should have to suffer or simply 'put up' with this condition. Positive, practical advice on every aspect of living with acne how to cure it, how to hide it, and how to deal with hard-to-manage episodes. Medically accurate and easy to understand answers to real questions from people with acne. Advice on the best ways to treat acne and care for skin Lists organisations and websites to contact for further help, products and supportForeword by Peter Lapsley, Chief Executive of the Skin Care Campaign.
Dr Tim Mitchell, MBCHB, DRCOG, DPD, is a GP at the Montpelier Health Centre in Bristol and the founder member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society. Alison Dudley is the Chief Executive of the Acne Support Group.