Acne and Rosacea Association (ARAUK) Clinical Accreditation
This webinar is the first of three. Webinar 1 details the pathogenesis of acne and the conventional treatments of acne. It highlights the importance of the development of the microcomedone, the primary lesion of acne and the importance of targeting this for optimal treatment of acne. It demonstrates the Propioibacterium acnes biofilm and its impact on treatment efficacy and describes the age groups affected by acne which effectively spans from puberty to old age. It details the treatment options for the acne sufferer and the problems including bioavailabilty of antibiotics and the side effects of oral isotretinoin and hormonal treatments in women.