What is the prognosis of acne vulgaris?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In male patients, acne generally clears by early adulthood. Five percent of men still have acne at age 25 years. Adult acne is more common in females. Twelve percent of women still have acne at age 25 years. Five percent of women still have acne at age 45 years. [26]

The overall prognosis for patients with acne is good.


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