Almost 100% of the
people between the ages of twelve and seventeen have occasional breakouts of whiteheads,
blackheads or a pimple, now and then. Most of these young people can manage their acne
with, over the counter treatments. But for some, acne is more serious. By mid-teens,
nearly 35% of teenagers have acne severe enough to require some treatment from a medical
It usually goes away by the time your in your early twenties. But for some, acne
can be persistent, well into their late twenties or thirties and even into the forties.
Some people get acne for the first time as an adult never having it as a teen. In recent
years this seems to be occurring more often.
Acne affects both young men and women, although the percentage of young men with acne is a
little higher.Young men are more likely to have more severe, longer lasting forms of acne.
Young men are less likely to visit a dermatologist for their acne.
Some young women are more likely to have occasional acne flair-ups due to hormonal changes
associated with their menstrual cycle and acne caused by using cosmetics. These kinds of
acne may agonize young women well into their adulthood.
Acne lesions usually occur on the face, but can also occur on the neck, shoulders, chest,
scalp, back, arms and legs.
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