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I was just wondering what the chances were(if there is a chance that is) of acne going through teen-age years and lasting into adulthood? I mean it's pretty common for people to say, "acne is for teen" but that is NOT always the case.

Just wanting to know the chances of being hit with adult acne.

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It all works on a personal basis and genetics is the best place to look. Ask your parents when their acne stopped.

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The numbers aren't too encouraging :sad: !

Acne Statistics and Facts:

85% of all U.S. teenagers are affected.

25% of these will have permanent scars.

20% of all adults have active acne.

60 million Americans have active acne.

20 million Americans have acne badly enough to cause scars.

Acne is an Autosomal (dominant characteristic gene) inherited disease.

Only 11% of acne sufferers seek help.

Acne is socially taboo.

The medical establishment or society does not take acne seriously.

Past acne treatment has staggering failure rates

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