The management of acne explained in a highly efficient professional master’s degree, with a practical approach of great educational value”



Understanding the pathophysiology of acne is key to being able to prescribe the appropriate treatment for each individual patient, given the clinical polymorphism of this disease. Each medication will act on one or more of the pathogenic pillars of acne and, depending on the predominance of retention-related or inflammatory lesions, will be more or less effective.

In addition, in recent years, the active and key role of certain etiological agents that were not previously considered so important has been discovered.

In recent years, discoveries have been made in the inflammatory cascade and in the mediators involved, opening the way to the development of new medicines targeting these inflammatory reactions.

Topical treatments will be the mainstay in many mild cases, and will complement systemic treatments in more severe cases. In addition to the topical medications themselves, it is very important to know which cosmetics are the most suitable for acne-prone skin.

Oral antimicrobials are the mainstay of treatment in many moderate to severe cases in which inflammatory lesions are predominant. As with their topical application, the treatment of acne with oral antibiotics is one of the causes of the increase in the rate of bacterial resistance. For this reason, treatment regimens should be optimized, combining them with other drugs that reduce the risk of resistance and minimizing the duration of the cycles.

Hormonal treatment is very effective in women with acne, especially when there is more evidence of hyperandrogenism. Numerous oral hormonal contraceptives are available, most of them with combinations of two active ingredients. It is necessary to know them, as some will be very beneficial in these patients, but others may significantly worsen their acne.

A comprehensive compendium of knowledge that will cover these and other essential issues in the treatment of acne.

The latest advances in the field of acne compiled in a professional master’s degree of great educational value, which will optimize your efforts and produce the best results"

This professional master’s degree in Acne Treatment contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include: 

  • Development of a Large Number of Case Studies Presented by Experts
  • Graphic, schematic, and highly practical contents
  • The latest developments and cutting-edge advances in this area
  • Practical exercises where the self-evaluation process can be carried out to improve learning
  • Innovative and highly efficient methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

Discover a new way to keep yourself up-to-date and position yourself at the forefront of the medical field with this highly demanding master’s degree”

The development of this course is focused on practicing the proposed theoretical learning through the most effective teaching systems and proven methods which have been adopted from the most prestigious universities in the world. You will be able to acquire new knowledge in an eminently practical way, safe in the knowledge that TECH strives to convert their student’s efforts into tangible skills for the working world.

TECH’s online system is another of the strengths of its educational catalogue,with an interactive platform that takes advantage of the latest technological developments, the most interactive digital tools are made available. In this way, it is possible to offer a form of learning that is totally adaptable to the needs of the students, so that they can perfectly combine this specialization with their personal and working lives.

Everything a professional needs for an effective approach to the field of acne presented in a thorough yet unique professional master’s degree"


A training program created to allow you to implement your acquired knowledge into your daily practice almost immediately"


The objective of this TECH professional master’s degree in Acne Treatment is to offer medical professionals a complete qualification which will allow them to acquire the necessary knowledge, competence and neurological skills for a routine clinical practice, or to update their existing knowledge of the latest advances in this sector. A practical and effective way to stay ahead in a profession which is constantly evolving.


Our objective is simply to help you to achieve the most complete up-to-date understanding of the field of acne treatment in a professional master’s degree which is totally compatible with your personal and professional commitments”

General objectives

  • Gain a fully up-to-date understanding of the different therapeutic options available for the treatment of acne
  • Diagnose those cases of acne secondary to systemic pathologies or external agents that require specific management
  • Be able to indicate and apply the different types of available physical therapies
  • Know the paths of research and possible future directions of treatment
  • Know how to treat obstinate cases resistant to the usual therapies
  • Detect and anticipate possible complications and side effects of each treatment
  • Be able to diagnose psychopathological alterations that are secondary to the disease itself or to treatments which affect the patient's life in relationships and the fulfilment of the patient as a person
  • Individualize the management of the aesthetic after-effects of acne, choosing and combining the best options from among the multiple techniques available

Specific objectives

Module 1. Pathophysiology of Acne and Implications for Treatment

  • Understand the pathophysiological basis of acne and its implications for the development of drugs and physical therapies
  • Identify the physical and chemical diseases that can occur as a result of poorly executed acne treatment

Module 2. Topical Treatments

  • Know the recommended guidelines, side effects and precautions to be taken with topical and oral antibiotics in acne
  • Know the recommended guidelines, side effects and precautions to be taken with topical and oral retinoids in acne

Module 3. Oral Antimicrobials

  • Identify the main oral antimicrobials that have a favorable impact on the treatment of acne
  • Understand the oral treatments and how to evaluate their efficacy compared to other types of treatments
  • Know the main oral microbial drugs and compare them with antimicrobials, identifying which has the greatest impact on the treatment of acne

Module 4. Hormonal Treatment

  • Know the recommended guidelines, side effects and precautions to be taken with hormonal treatments for acne
  • Identify the main oral treatments for acne and and how they emerge and can affect any existing conditions

Module 5. Systemic Retinoids

  • Know how to indicate and perform chemical peeling treatments, choosing the most appropriate product for each case
  • Identify alternative acne treatments and see their efficacy in improving the skin

Module 6. Light Source Treatment of Active Acne

  • Indicate and configure the most suitable parameters for treatments with light sources
  • Know the most effective light sources for the different alternative treatments in acne reduction

Module 7. Treatment of Acne Scars

  • Know the basics of biophotonic therapy and photodynamic therapy, as well as the most appropriate treatment guidelines for each case
  • Identify the veracity of drugs and ointments that improve skin wounds
  • Define the correct application techniques so as not to injure the skin in the application methods

Module 8. Diet and Acne

  • Make dietary recommendations to patients with acne in accordance with current scientific evidence
  • Identify foods that irritate the skin and their impact on the development of acne
  • Recognize the nutrients and benefits of unprocessed food

Module 9. Treatment of Acne in Special Circumstances

  • Individualize treatment in certain cases, such as pregnant women, high phototypes, adult women, neonatal acne or iatrogenic conditions
  • Be capable of choosing and combining the most effective treatments for the cosmetic management of acne scars
  • Know which conditions can be affected by the use of anti-acne drugs

Module 10. Psychological Impact of Acne: Detection and Management

  • Early detection of psychological disorders and acquire coping strategies to deal with these complications
  • Detect warning signs of self-harm and suicidal behavior in acne patients

An opportunity created for professionals who are looking for an intensive and effective course with which to take a significant step forward in the practice of their profession”

Professional Master's Degree in Acne Treatment

Acne is a skin condition that causes comedones, papules and pustules in the facial area and upper trunk. This disease is usually common, since, according to the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, it affects 80% of the adolescent population with an average age between 13 and 18 years old. As it is a visibly noticeable problem, it affects not only physical health, but also emotional health, causing psychological disorders or low self-esteem. This is why, over the years, scientific and technological advances have emerged that contribute to treat this pathology by means of different innovative techniques. With the aim of providing health personnel with the necessary knowledge to delve deeper into this subject, TECH has developed a Professional Master's Degree in Acne Treatment which, in addition to delving into the most advanced procedures in the current medical panorama, covers the clinical polymorphism of this disease. Professionals who wish to specialize in this area will find in this program all the elements required to obtain a quality education. They will study topics ranging from the management of topical, hormonal and light source treatments; to the implementation of appropriate diets, the use of oral antimicrobials and systemic retinoids according to current scientific evidence.

Be an expert in treating acne

As a result of medical advances, new drugs have emerged to treat inflammatory reactions and retentional lesions; this, in turn, is complemented by topical and chemical peel treatments that contribute to the improvement of both mild and severe cases. During a year of training guided by the best specialists in the field, you will learn the pathophysiological basis of acne to properly address the mechanisms of action, recommended guidelines and possible side effects caused by topical and oral antibiotics. You will be able to diagnose secondary conditions or special conditions such as neonatal acne, pregnancy and lactation, which require a specific procedure to manage the aesthetic sequelae through the best available options. Because of this, you will be able to treat patients not only in the predominant age group, but also in adults, since, according to the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), it is estimated that between 12 and 15% of women and 2% of men suffer from acne in adulthood.