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Fast Facts: Acne, 2nd edn

By Alison M Layton,
Diane Thiboutot and
Vincenzo Bettoli

Published 2016

104 pages, 43 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-908541-89-5



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Acne is one of the ten most common diseases worldwide and is the inflammatory skin disease seen most frequently by community physicians and dermatologists. Over the last decade, knowledge of acne pathophysiology and etiologic factors has expanded, resulting in the development of novel treatments that target clinical lesions and improve patient outcomes. However, the vast number of therapeutic options that are now available can pose a challenge to the prescribing clinician selecting the preferred treatment.

Fast Facts: Acne is primarily aimed at family practitioners, nurse prescribers, pharmacists and dermatology trainees. This fully updated edition provides a concise overview of the clinical features of acne, reviews available treatments – including their respective modes of action and potential adverse events – and advises on treatment selection with the implicit goal of minimizing the physical and emotional scarring associated with this challenging disease. It also discusses the use of antibiotics and, given current concerns regarding overprescribing and antibiotic resistance, this highly readable resource is a timely addition to the Fast Facts series.


  • Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology, etiology and modifying factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Topical therapy
  • Oral Therapy
  • Physical treatments for acne and scarring
  • Acne care pathway
  • Future trends and areas of need
  • Acknowledgements and useful resources


“This easy-to-navigate gem is packed full of up-to-date information on how to individualize management for your acne patient … the summaries at the end of each chapter make for great speed reading!”
Dr Jo-Ann See, College Fellow, Australasian College of Dermatologists

“It’s a great go-to resource which presents each section in an easy to read format, perfect for referring back to. … The British Skin Foundation is especially glad to see a section on Future trends and areas of need which details the future research needed in antibiotic resistance.”
The British Skin Foundation

“An excellent, comprehensive, well-illustrated and practical management approach to a common and problematic skin disorder. … As a consultant dermatologist with an interest in medical dermatology I found this book to be a very helpful resource in my daily clinical practice."
Dr Shikha Gupta, Secretary, British Society for Medical Dermatology

“An easy-to-read resource, particularly useful for the general practitioner, explaining management and outlining when referral to a dermatologist should be undertaken."
Dr Amanda Oakley, Website Manager and Chief Editor, DermNet NZ

Recommended information for patients – acne and spots by Dr Alison Layton


The authors

Alison M Layton

MB ChB FRCP Honorary Senior Lecturer, Hull York Medical School; Consultant Dermatologist, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate, UK

Diane Thiboutot

MD Professor of Dermatology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Vincenzo Bettoli

MD Medico Dirigente (Medical Manager), 1° Level - O.U. of Dermatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Ferrara; Affiliate Professor, Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnologies, University of Ferrara, Italy


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