Understanding and the Treatment of Acne

About the Course
This course will examine acne and the factors that contribute to the formation of acne. In addition, this course will describe the myths associated with acne, identify triggers associated with the development of acne and provide guidelines for skin care treatments.

Learning objectives
  • Define acne.
  • Repeat current statistics on acne and acne treatments. 
  • Describe myths associated with acne.
  • Recognize the social and emotional impact that acne can have on the sufferer.
  • Identify and list triggers associated with the development of acne.
  • Identify acne types (descriptions of individual lesions and conditions).
  • Recognize skin conditions that can be mistaken for acne.
  • Explain the factors that contribute to the formation of adult acne.
  • Repeat guidelines for skin care treatments, equipment and over-the-counter medications used to treat acne.
  • Repeat guidelines for physician referrals, treatment options, and medications.
  • Recognize how to treat acne in the skin of people of color.
  • Explain benefits and side effects associated with treatments and medications.
  • Explain how acne scarring occurs.
  • Identify the different types of acne scars.
  • Discuss options for addressing acne in children, teens, and adults, including special considerations for adult women and pregnant women.