Resources for healthcare professionals, young people and families on acne and it's management

Evidence Based Update On the Management of Acne

Arch Dis Child Education and Practice 2005

Ravenscroft J Evidence Based Update on the Management of Acne. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice 2005;90:ep98-ep101

Acne Support

British Association of Dermatologists

Website from the BAD covering all aspects of caring for patients with acne. Includes advice on skincare, diet, treatments and scarring.

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Quality of Life Questionnaire

Acne Guidelines

  • Nast et al. European evidence‐based (S3) guideline for the treatment of acne – update 2016 – short version. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2016;30(8):1261-1268
  • Zaenglein AL, Pathy AL, Schlosser BJ, Alikhan A, Baldwin HE, Berson DS, et al. Guidelines of care for the management of acne vulgaris. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Feb 15. Costa CS, Bagatin E, Martimbianco ALC, da Silva EMK, Lúcio MM, Magin P, Riera R.


  • Advice on the safe introduction and continued use of isotretinoin in acne in the UK 2010. Goodfield MJD, Cox NH, Bowser A, McMillan JC, Millard LG, Simpson NB, Ormerod AD. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162: 1172-1179.
  • Isotretinoin for acne. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009435.
  • Li C, Chen J, Wang W, et al Use of isotretinoin and risk of depression in patients with acne: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ Open 2019;9:e021549. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021549