Intended for healthcare professionals

Acne in ethnic skin – Part 2: approach to management in patients with skin of colour

The pathogenesis of acne vulgaris is multifactorial and is almost similar in both light and dark skin phototypes. Treatment modalities are, therefore, similar in all ethnic groups and designed to address multiple aspects of disease pathogenesis simultaneously. Specific aetiological agents, clinical characteristics and sequelae of the disease differ in darker skin phototypes, and as such, this group of patients needs special attention.
Dermatology in practice 2017; 23(2): 38–44
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