The most common skin disease, acne is thought to affect 80% of adolescents and 25% of adults1 over the age of 25, a group in which the disease has been sharply increasing in the last few years. According to the French Dermatology Society (SFD), 15 million people are affected in France, including 3.3 million over the age of 152.
The Arcane3 Acne study undertaken in 2017 estimated that 1 in 3 French people between the ages of 12 and 40 is affected by acne. The prevalence rate for acne in women in their thirties was estimated at over 50% in 20084.
Even though the figures are sometimes inconsistent, dermatologists confirm that more and more people in their 30s and 40s have been consulting for acne problems. On the other hand, puberty is tending to occur earlier and earlier, especially in girls, leading to an earlier onset of acne blemishes. To qualify this finding, adolescents and adults with acne are seeing dermatologists and undergoing treatment much earlier than before. In today’s culture of physical appearance and social media, this is not surprising...
1: Dermato-Info.fr General information website of the French Dermatology Society consulted in July 2018
2: Study by the French Dermatology Society in a sample of 20,012 French people over the age of 15, using the quota method. Online survey conducted from 21 September to 3 November 2016.
3: Arcane Research Acne 2017 (Adults & Children) Prevalence, patient journey, satisfaction, and brand and laboratory image February 2017
4: Christin N.Collier et al. The prevalence of acne in adults 20 years and older. J Am Acad Dermatol, Volume 58, Issue 1 - 2008