Acne is a common disorder which can affect a wide number of people in society. From adolescents and teenagers, to late onset acne after the age of 20 and even those who develop it during menopause.
Both men and women of all races are affected with women often falling into two categories – post adolescent acne from the teenage years into adulthood and late onset acne which develops later in life (often without a history of acne in the teen years).
The psycho-social effects of acne can be devastating, it can affect self esteem, relationships, careers and is not related to the severity of the acne. Every sufferer will have their own story.
Those who suffer from acne have often sought help from multiple sources from home remedies, over the counter treatments, beauticians, skin therapists, GPs and dermatologists. Treatment is long term and results take many months. It takes a commitment from the patient and the treatment provider.