Acne 101

Acne 101

Acne 101

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Most insured, eligible patients pay $0 for their prescription for FABIOR Foam.

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Are you an adult with acne?

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t get acne.

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All about acne

Did you know that acne is the most common skin condition? About 85% of teenage boys, 80% of teenage girls, and 8% of adults aged 25 to 34 years are affected by some form of acne. While acne is most commonly found on the face, it can also appear on your neck, back, chest, and shoulders.

What causes acne?

Acne is caused by excess oil and dead skin cells that build up and clog pores. Rising hormone levels in puberty cause the skin glands to produce extra oil, which is why acne is particularly common among teens and young adults. Family history can also play a role. Simply put, if your parents had acne, it’s more likely you will, too.

Breakout Breakdown

Acne is usually divided into 2 different types: non-inflammatory and inflammatory.

Visual Representation of What Non-inflammatory Acne Looks Like, Including Blackheads And Whiteheads Visual Representation of What Non-inflammatory Acne Looks Like, Including Blackheads And Whiteheads

What you can do

Effectively managing acne starts with good skin care. Visit Skin-Care Tips to learn more. Remember, your doctor is your best source of information about how to treat your acne. Talk with your doctor before trying new products or changing your existing skin-care routine.

Treatment is available

There is currently no cure for acne, but it can be effectively managed with treatment. While over-the-counter products may be effective for mild breakouts, many people require a prescription medication to get their acne under control. Talk with your doctor about treatment options like FABIOR Foam. It is a once-daily acne medicine available in an easy-to-apply foam.

Are you the parent of a teen with acne?

Talking with your teen may help you start a conversation about acne.

Are you an adult who has acne?

Many adults develop acne, even those who never had it as a teen. Learn more.


FABIOR Foam is a retinoid indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age or older.

For more information, please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information Leaflet

Important Safety Information

Do not use FABIOR Foam if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. FABIOR Foam may harm your unborn baby.

If you are a female who can become pregnant:

  • Use an effective method of birth control during treatment with FABIOR Foam. Talk with your doctor about birth control methods that are right for you
  • Your doctor should do a blood or urine pregnancy test within 2 weeks before you begin to use FABIOR Foam to be sure you are not pregnant
  • If you have menstrual periods, begin using FABIOR Foam during a normal menstrual period to help assure that you are not pregnant when you begin use. Stop using FABIOR Foam and call your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with FABIOR Foam

Before you use FABIOR Foam, tell your doctor if you:

  • or a family member have or had skin cancer
  • have eczema
  • have had a reaction to topical products in the past
  • have any condition that makes your skin sensitive to natural or artificial sunlight
  • must spend a lot of time in the sun for your job
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if tazarotene passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will use FABIOR Foam or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you use other medicines or products that make your skin dry or take other medicines that may increase your sensitivity to natural or artificial sunlight.

Use FABIOR Foam exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not use more FABIOR Foam than prescribed and do not use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

FABIOR Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, and smoking during and after you apply FABIOR Foam.

The most common side effects of FABIOR Foam are burning or stinging, dry skin, red skin, or peeling or flaking skin. Sometimes these symptoms can become severe and may be uncomfortable. Your doctor will tell you to stop using FABlOR Foam until your skin heals and your symptoms improve, or to use FABIOR Foam less often to help you tolerate it better. Tell your doctor if these side effects become uncomfortable for you. These are not all the possible side effects of FABIOR Foam. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Medical Information & Adverse Drug Events Reporting

To report a suspected adverse reaction from one of our products, please contact Mayne Pharma at 1-844-825-8500 or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or