Intended for healthcare professionals

Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common skin disorder that affects most people at least once during their life. While its incidence peaks during the late teens, there are many adults that are affected – 12% of women and 3% of men over 25 years old.1

Acne vulgaris is not a fatal disease, but it can have significant psychosocial consequences, including diminished self-esteem, social withdrawal due to embarrassment, depression and unemployment. Optimal treatment is therefore important, especially as satisfactory results from treatment can be achieved in most cases.

Dermatology in practice 2018; 24(3): 68–70
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