When does adolescent acne vulgaris usually begin?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Adolescent acne usually begins with the onset of puberty, when the gonads begin to produce and release more androgen hormone. It affects many adolescents and young adults. Approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 years experience at least minor acne. [22]


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