Welcome to the AcnePSP website
The Acne PSP is a new initiative launched this year by the Acne Academy in collaboration with the James Lind Alliance (www.jla.nihr.ac.uk). The aim of this initiative is put people with acne and treatment providers at the centre of deciding priorities for acne treatment research.
The Acne PSP is asking everyone whose life is affected by acne and people involved in treating acne to think about what's wrong with existing treatments and what improvements you'd like to see. What questions do you think scientists should be working on? Have you ever wondered why certain types of treatment don't seem to be available for acne? This is an opportunity to make your voice heard and your opinion count.
Acne and its treatment
Acne is an incredibly common skin condition. In the UK alone, over 3 million teenagers and young adults have spots or acne. Spots are simply a milder form of acne which, in some of us, can develop into a very troublesome problem. The prevalence of acne in people over 25 is increasing, especially in women in whom it is often linked to hormonal abnormalities. Acne is still seen by many as a condition we have to ‘live with’ and ‘grow out of’ but this is absolutely not the case. These days effective treatments are available for all degrees of acne. They aren’t perfect but they are a lot better than doing nothing. This campaign is all about finding out how we can improve the treatment of acne by asking people who have it and people who treat it to tell us what changes you’d like to see.
This is your chance to tell us what’s wrong with existing treatments and what’s missing. Perhaps you are aware of a new way of treating a different skin condition and are wondering why it doesn’t seem to be available for acne. You may have read or heard about research on a new acne treatment that never seemed to get out of the laboratory and into the clinic. You may have a great idea of your own about how we could make treatments better or safer. You might simply wish that treatments worked faster or the effect lasted longer or wonder why your doctor won’t let you keep taking something that’s working really well. Whatever it is that’s bothering you, this is your opportunity to share it with the scientists and clinicians who seek to develop new and better treatments for acne.They recognise that they’ve not listened before, but they are willing to listen now!
The treatment survey is now closed and the responses are being processed. Winners of the prize draw and poster competition will be notified within 2 weeks.
Everyone looks at your spots - if only they would see me!
I have felt so damaged by acne for so many years.
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