Acne decision aid

NHS RightCare
NHS RightCare
Publication date:
01 January 2017


This decision aid is to help people choose between treatments for acne. Acne is a long-lasting problem that may need ongoing treatment. There are many treatment options for acne that can be taken on their own or used with others. It usually takes about eight weeks to tell whether treatments are working.

Shared decision making (SDM) is the conversation that happens between a patient and their health professional to reach a healthcare choice together. This conversation needs patients and professionals to understand what is important to the other person when choosing a treatment.