How common is acne vulgaris in adults?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne is not limited to adolescence. It can occur at any stage of life and may continue into one’s 30s and 40s. Acne occurring in adults is increasing, affecting up to 12-15% of women. [22] By age 45 years, 5% of both men and women still have acne. [26]


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