From the Author
Writing this book has brought me a peculiar mixture of both anguish and joy. The message is basic. While acne is a complicated, mysterious and devious disease, the treatment is remarkably simple and control is finally possible. That is the joy. The anguish lies in the personal memories I dislodged as I wrote. I traveled long journeys to come to the end of my acne. The medical establishment miserably failed me in my search for a treatment that would work. It is out of those failures that this book rises.
My severe cystic acne, which began in childhood and continued unabated into my twenties, was the impetus which led me into a career as a dermatologist and biochemist specializing in the research and treatment of acne. My professional obsession has been to discover methods which though too late for me personally, would save others from the scars of acne. Good Luck with your program.
About the Author
Dr. Fulton graduted from Tulane University Medical School in 1965, received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Miami in 1972 and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Academy of Dermatology. He is board certified in both specialties.
He is constantly on the leading edge of new breakthroughs in product development. He developed tretinion (Retin A®) with Dr. Albert Kligman for the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, benzoyl peroxide gel (Panoxyl®) and topical erthromycin(E-Gel®) with Dr. Harvey Blank for the University of Miami in 1975. His latest advancement in skin care therapeutics is the topical use of vitamin A propionate -US patent 5,043,356.
Dr. Fulton's achievements extend into the area of ocrrective chemical peels and facial laser abrasion for skin rejuvenation and the improvement of acne scars. He is a pioneer in dermatological cosmetic surgery techniques and has published more than 100 medical articles.