Dr. Jogi would like new patients to review this information about the five acne-treatment options. Please watch prior to your visit as there are many options and side effects. At your visit please let her know what option(s) are best suited for you. If you have trouble with the video, you can click here
Acne vulgaris, commonly known as "acne" is a common skin disorder characterized by chronic or recurrent development of papules, pustules, or nodules on the face, neck, trunk, or upper extremities. The causes of acne vulgaris involves the interaction of multiple factors that result in the formation of comedones and the development of inflammation.
Acne is most frequent among adolescents and young adults but is not limited to these ages. The severity of skin involvement varies from minimal involvement to disfiguring and highly inflammatory presentations. Hyperpigmentation, scarring, and negative psychosocial effects are common distressing complications.
The prevalence of acne decreases with increasing age. A survey of over 1000 adults in the United States found these rates of self reported acne:
●20 to 29 years: 43 and 51 percent, respectively
●30 to 39 years: 20 and 35 percent, respectively
●40 to 49 years: 12 and 26 percent, respectively
●Ages 50 and older: 7 and 15 percent, respectively