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Acne is a very common skin condition. Acne can include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and large, red, painful bumps and cysts. Almost all acne sufferers (99%) have spots on the face. Acne can also affect the neck, back, chest and shoulders. 


Who gets acne?  

Acne affects most teens and young adults.

Around 85% of 12 – 24 years old have acne.

Acne affects people of all ethnic groups.

You are not alone!


In Canada, acne affects 5 million Canadians or almost 20% of the population.

In the past, acne was seen as a mainly teenage skin problem.However, studies show it is prevalent in adults too, particularly women. Up to 22% of women – or 1 in 5 – suffer from acne.

As an acne sufferer in my youth, I do have a special interest in acne, so do not be surprised if when you come to the office for a stubbed toe, I ask about your acne. I have a full compliment of pills and lotions and potions and rarely need to refer to a dermatologist.

FOR MORE INFORMATION : Check out the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada website

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