Acne will affect most South Africans at some point during adolescence. We have a vast array of treatment options at our disposal, each suited to different patient types. Most patients will be adequately treated with good outcomes. Even early acne should be treated as any grade of acne may lead to irreversible acne scars. Patients with pigmented skin types should be treated particularly more aggressively as their risk of blemishes and uneven skin tone post acne is extremely high. Acne may be a sign of an underlying hormonal problem. Based on the type and location of your acne, we may investigate for certain endocrinological diseases.