Acne of the scalp is associated with seborrhea (see Seborrhea of the Scalp) and excessively oily skin. The severe forms of acne that may affect the scalp should be treated by a dermatologist. Severe acne lesions on the scalp may destroy hair follicles and result in patchy hair loss.
Authoritative information about the causes and treatment of acne is available at a Website of the American Academy of Dermatology: http://skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/
Diseases and Disorders of the Scalp