Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition that people seek treatment for by health-care providers, including dermatologists. It is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit and affects the majority of adolescents but continues into adulthood in many people. There has been a significant amount of research into the pathogenesis of acne and that research has led to well-recognized, effective treatments. The inflammatory effects of acne can lead to dyspigmentation which is particularly concerning to darker-skinned patients. In treating acne in skin of color patients, care must be taken so that the treatment does not compound the postinflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by the acne itself.
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