The effects of culture, skin color, and other nonclinical issues on acne treatment

Baldwin, H. E.; Friedlander, S. F.; Eichenfield, L. F.; Mancini, A. J.; Yan, A. C.

Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Oct 14; 30(3 Suppl):S12-5

Abstract

The effective and safe treatment of acne vulgaris often is affected by individual patient characteristics, including skin color and cultural background. Skin of color is especially prone to hyperpigmentation, both from lesions and from irritating therapy. Clinicians also should be aware of cultural attitudes and folk remedies that may adversely affect dermatologic conditions such as acne.

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