Acne is a common skin condition affecting around 80% of the population. Acne ranges from a few spots on the face, neck, back and chest, which most teenagers will have at some time, to a more severe problem that may cause scarring and reduce self-confidence. It is quite common to see acne persist into adulthood. Although acne is commonly thought of as a problem of adolescence, it can occur in people of all ages.
There are many treatments both prescription and over the counter for acne. Whilst over the counter treatments may be perfectly suitable for mild acne, one may need to consider prescription treatments when the response to over-the-counter treatments may be inadequate.