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At what age do adolescents start to get acne?

Richard Ricciardi
Advanced Practice Nursing
Great question. Acne is an extremely common skin condition in adolescence. It can begin in early adolescence (around age 10) or in some adolescents, it may not develop until late adolescence (around age 17). So the age that adolescents start to get acne is different in each adolescent. Asking the adolescent's biological parents when they started having acne may be a good way to predict when she/he will get acne, and may give a clue to how serious the acne will be.

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