Diagnosis of Acne
Diagnosis of acne is based on the appearance of the skin. Normally no tests are required.
The doctor can make use of multiple grading scales for grading the severity of
- Leeds acne grading technique- Involves counting and categorizing lesions into inflammatory and non-inflammatory (ranges from 0–10).
- Cook's acne grading scale- Photographs are used to grade severity from 0-8, with 0 being the least severe and 8 being the most severe form of acne.
- Pillsbury scale- Involves classification of the severity of the acne from 1 (least severe) to 4 (most severe).