How common is acne vulgaris in the US?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. [22] Acne vulgaris affects 80% of Americans at some time during their lives. [7] Twenty percent have severe acne, which can result in permanent physical and mental scarring.


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