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    What is acne?

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  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    Acne is an inflammation of the tiny hair follicles in the skin of the face, upper back and chest.  It begins at or around puberty and lasts 8-10 years. Features include blackheads, whiteheats, papules and pustules as well as scarring.

    A number of treatments are available including creams and tablets, and usually require 3 to 6 months to clear up the skin.

    Rod SInclair
    Professor of Dermatology
    Epworth Healthcare 

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