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Acne statistics – update

Globally, Acne affects an estimated 9.4% of the population. Its prevalence is particularly high among adolescents and young adults, with a notable decline in occurrence after the age of 30. While Acne commonly affects teenagers, it continues to be more prevalent in females than males post-adolescence. Approximately 50% of women in their 20s, 33% in their 30s, and 25% in their 40s experience acne.

In the United States, Acne is the most frequently diagnosed condition by dermatologists. Although teenage boys are more likely to have Acne than girls, female patients account for nearly two-thirds of dermatological appointments for Acne. The majority of these appointments, about two-thirds, are for patients under 25 years of age. The average age of patients seeking acne treatment is 24. Acne treatment can be prescribed to children as young as six years old, with the most common prescriptions given to those aged 12–14 years.

How many people in the USA have Acne?

85% of people have experienced Acne in some form or another at some point in their lives. Fifty million people in the U.S. have Acne of some kind. Of those 50 million, 15% have some form of Acne terrible enough that it results in scarring on the skin.

What is the average age of people with Acne?

The average age of people with Acne has increased over the last decade from 20.5 years to 26.5 years old. It was found that Acne increases the risk of - depression. Severe depression is found in 11% of people with Acne, double the prevalence in people without Acne.

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on more than 1000 participants aged 20 years and older found that 73.3% (n = 744) had Acne. The prevalence of Acne was higher in women. 20 to 29 years, 50.9% (n = 276) versus 42.5% (n = 201) (P = .0073); 30 to 39 years, 35.2% (n = 152) versus 20.1% (n = 73) (P < .0001); 40 to 49 years, 26.3% (n = 93) versus 12.0% (n = 36) (P < .0001); and 50 years and older, 15.3% (n = 41) versus 7.3% (n = 18) (P = .0046).

Prevalence of acne in females and men 2019

Is there a relationship between Acne and depression?

One study found 96% of people with Acne have reported feeling depressed over their condition. This has led 46% to develop self-esteem issues over their complexions and has caused 31% to stay more at home, declining to participate in social activities.

In what areas on the face and body do people get Acne?

99% of people get breakouts on the face. 60% struggle with acne pimples s on other body parts (usually the back and butt), and 15% have active Acne on their chests.

What are the leading causes of Acne?

The leading causes of Acne are a genetic tendency and hormonal fluctuations. External factors can also play a role in acne breakouts, such as a wrong diet, wrong makeup, and stress. People with active lifestyles tend to see more breakouts on their bodies,

How do people treat their Acne in the U.S.?

Americans spend over 3 billion dollars yearly on over-the-counter acne treatments and an estimated $3 billion more on prescription acne treatments and office visits. Only 10% of people with Acne see a dermatologist for their Acne. 30% of acne sufferers rely on over-the-counter products to “treat” their condition.

Advantages of Personalized MDacne Treatment Over One-Size-Fits-All Acne Solutions

MDacne stands out for its personalized approach to acne treatment, offering a more effective solution than one-size-fits-all products. By customizing treatment plans based on individual skin analysis, MDacne precisely targets the root causes of Acne. This results in quicker, more sustainable improvements and fewer side effects. Subscribers to MDacne also benefit from 24/7 free support and free fine-tuning of their products, ensuring ongoing adaptability to changing skin conditions. Additionally, MDacne utilizes FDA-approved over-the-counter medications and plant-based products to enhance efficacy while minimizing skin irritation. MDacne's tailored approach provides a more nuanced and effective pathway to clearer skin for both teenagers and adults dealing with varying types of Acne.

Read more:

How to start treating your teen’s Acne
Proven facts about the psychosocial effects of Acne

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