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When you're   
all grown up   
   ...with acne    

When you’ve got acne, all you want to do is get rid of it. 

The good news is that you can. 

Safe, effective treatments are out there but it can be confusing to know what’s right for you

Having acne can feel embarrassing and painful. And sometimes it can be tricky to work out what's going to help and what’s going to make the breakouts even worse. 

So why not hear from the real experts?

All About Acne is a resource created by Australian health professionals to provide up-to-date, practical and relevant information for people affected by acne and to combat the many myths surrounding this common condition.  

Whether you get it as a teenager or adult, acne is a medical skin condition that can have huge physical and emotional impacts, but it can be successfully managed. This site explores skin care and lifestyles issues that can affect acne, as well as treatment options that can help get rid of or reduce acne. 

Our site has been developed to help you better understand acne but the content here is provided for general information only. It’s essential to talk with qualified health professionals who can tailor an acne management plan to your individual medical needs. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your acne or that of a family member, seek professional help through your GP or dermatologist.

All About Acne is an Information Partner of Healthdirect Australia. Funded by the Governments of Australia, Healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online.



Thursday, February 08, 2018
New research shows depression and acne may be more closely linked than previously thought.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
It’s been several years since Australia has seen any new acne treatments but that’s changing with a range of new options becoming available, the latest being the topical treatment Aczone 7.5%...
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
An Australian company has recently completed Phase I clinical trials using synthetic cannabidiol - an active compound found in cannabis - for the treatment of acne in a world first.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A topical acne treatment combining adapalene with benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo) is now available in a stronger form as Epiduo Forte.