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Spot Diagnosis S1.E6: Acne

S1.E6: acne

We study acne in this episode - a common skin problem that affects almost everyone at some time during their life. Acne is a skin condition that has a number of causes, with a number of factors leading to it. It's extremely common especially in adolescents and young adults. Eight out of ten Australians will develop acne during their life with about 5% experiencing severe acne.


This episode explores 

  • what causes acne, 
  • how to recognise the different types of acne, and 
  • discusses the treatment options now available.

Associate Professor Alvin Chong & Dr Tom Kovi examine acne with a senior consultant dermatologist, Dr Belinda Welsh, who has a sub-specialty interest in acne, . Dr Welsh has over 20 years of experience as a practicing dermatologist with a special interest in acne, laser therapy and managing acne scar.

Podcast

Other Resources

Download the transcripts of this episode:

Links
  • Acne - Skin Health Institute community information
  • #PROJECTACNE - a program designed for schools to provide students with reliable information about acne and skin care.
  • All About Acne - a community resource with up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters 
  • Acne - Dermnet, NZ
  • Acne - The A - Z of Skin, The Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • See also 
    • Humerus Hacks, an excellent podcast series for medical students
    • Learn Derm podcasts for dermatology providers (US based)

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