Acne Advice For Teens
Teenagers still have misconceptions about the causes of acne,
according to UAB dermatologist Julie Harper, M.D., who directs a new
clinic to treat this disorder.
"Teenagers think they have acne because they do not wash enough, but
usually they are washing too often with harsh scrubs that make their
he still hears of physicians advising patients to
avoid chocolate and soft drinks, even though it's proven that hormones
are behind most cases.
"Up to 90 percent of teenagers develop some level of acne; about 30 percent seek medical treatment."
Good acne treatment options are available for most cases. Resistant
acne cases are offered clinical trials as well as procedures such as
scar removal, punch grafting and derma-sanding therapy to correct
long-term results of acne.