If you’re tired of stubborn and persistent acne, our expert providers at Skin Care Doctors have a treatment solution to help you achieve clear, healthy skin.
Who Gets Acne?
Close to 100% of people between the ages of twelve and seventeen have at least the occasional blackhead, whitehead, or pimple, regardless of race or ethnicity. Many young people can manage their acne with over-the-counter (nonprescription) treatments. For some, however, acne is more serious. In fact, by their mid-teens, over 40% of adolescents experience severe enough acne to require treatment by a physician.
In most cases, acne starts between the ages of ten and thirteen and usually lasts five to ten years. It typically goes away on its own sometime in the early twenties. However, acne can persist into the late twenties, thirties, or even beyond. Some people get acne for the first time as adults.