A 22-year-old male asked:
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im 22 years old, male.i have mild to moderate acne. is there any chance i will still outgrow it with age?i heard 25 is usually the magic number for males.. i just want to know if im already too old to be optimistic about outgrowing it. parents clear.

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
You will outgrow!: When a patient outgrows acne it means there are very few acne lesions in the >25 age group and so there is every reason to remain optimistic! Acne of any severity usually remits spontaneously by the early to mid 20s, but a substantial minority of patients, usually women, may have acne into their 40s.
Answered on Dec 20, 2015
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Definitely yes: You can have acne into your thirties. You absolutely have a good chance of outgrowing it.
Answered on Dec 20, 2015

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