Frequently Asked Questions About Acne Treatment

2. Only teenagers get acne, right?

Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S. Three out of four teens experience acne breakouts. But it is not just a teenage problem. The American Academy of Dermatology reports 80% of people between the ages of 20 and 30 suffer from mild to moderate acne. Twenty five percent of adult men and 50% of adult women have acne. Acne can also occur in infants, toddlers, and young children.

Acne seems to be a hereditary condition. While it can flare up at any time, the periods of life when acne most frequently appears is during puberty, ovulation and menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause.