At what age does teenage acne stop for males (as in grow out of acne)?
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When do teenagers grow out of acne?
Thank you for your question naimur27. Acne is a common condition that affects adolescents and adults of all skin types and both genders. The most common age of onset is around puberty and it is more common in boys at this age than girls. For some people the acne clears on its own after a few years and for others it continues. There are also many people with adult onset acne. This starts later in life and can continue for years. So unfortunately there is no good answer to your question of when teenagers grow out of acne.
Acne can be controlled in multiple ways. Topical products such as Retin-A and other retinoids (Differin, Tazorac, retinol), salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, and niacinamide provide benefit to many people. Oral medications such as doxycycline and oral contraceptives help with redness and hormonal acne, respectively. Various treatments such as chemical peels, IPL using acne settings (blue light), infrared lasers, and Micro Laser Peel can help with acne as well. Often times a combination of these works best. Accutane is an oral medication with multiple side effects that is reserved for people who do not respond to other treatments. Good luck!
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