There are misconceptions that acne is a teenage problem. In fact, acne affects people of all ages and sexes. Adult acne refers to refers to acne that persists after age 25 or manifests for the first time in adulthood. For some with existing acne, acne problem can even worsen in their adulthood. Recent studies have shown an increase prevalence of adult acne, with up to 80% of acne cases persistent beyond puberty. Majority of those affected by adult acne are women, and 20% of affected women develop postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and scars from it.
Because acne not just results in painful and irritating bumps but also long term effects in terms of pigmentation (coloured marks) and scarring (depressed scars), it has even been shown that up to 52% of acne sufferers are affected with psychological stress.
If you are one of them, fret not. We have helped many patients walk through their journey in treating acne and maintaining acne free skin. Early acne treatments can save you the stress, time and effort from having to deal with the post-inflammatory scars.
Severe or inflammatory acne that is left untreated can leave permanent scars on the skin. For individuals with cystic acne, the risk for developing scarring is increased. Getting early treatment for acne is essential in preventing scarring.