Acne_VulgarisAcne is the most common skin condition in the United States and affects up to 85% of adolescents.  The rate of acne in adults has been increasing as well.  Even though acne is a very common condition, there is not much information available and a lot of the information that is available is inaccurate.

Why Treat Acne?

A common myth is that acne just has to “run its course.”  This is simply not true.  Many people are unaware that acne is a medical condition and do not seek treatment.  It is treatable and is often covered by insurance.

So, what are the reasons for treating acne?

  • Increasing self esteem
  • Decreasing depression about appearance
  • Availability of many types of treatments
  • Left untreated, acne can cause skin pigment changes and scars

Research has shown that acne can cause other problems:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Reduced Confidence
  • Poor Body Image
  • Embarrassment
  • Anger

More Information:

What is Acne?

Who gets acne and what causes acne?

What are some treatment options?

What are some tips for managing acne?