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Acne Statistics – Papule, Pustule, Nodule

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Number of Americans who have active acne60,000,000
Number of Americans who have acne badly enough to cause scars20,000,000
Percent of people who experience acne at some point in their lives85 %
Percent of adults who have active acne20 %
Total annual spending in the U.S. on acne treatment$3,020,000,000
Percent of acne sufferers who believe there is a cure96 %
Average age that acne breakouts peak15.5
Percent of adult acne cases that occur in women80 %
Most Common Location Where Acne DevelopsPercent of All Cases
Face99 %
Back60 %
Chest15 %
What People Do About AcnePercent
Do nothing about it40 %
Use over the counter products30 %
Go to a skin care center20 %
Seek a Physician10 %
How People With Acne FeelPercent
Percent of said acne prevented them from participating in social events31 %
Percent who said acne created self esteem issues46 %
Percent of acne suffers that have felt depressed92 %
Percent of acne suffers that have felt suicidal14 %
 Top Acne Prescription Treatments by Annual SalesAnnual Sales
1Isotretinoin (Accutane)$1,200,000,000
2Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills like Ortho Tri-Cyclen)$421,000,000
3Oral Antibiotics (Vibramycin)$150,000,000
4Dapsone (Aczone)$140,000,000
5Spironolactone$118,000,000
6Adapalene (Differin)$91,000,000
7Tazarotene (Tazorac)$90,000,000
8Tretinoin (Retin-A)$88,000,000
9Azelaic Acid (Azelex)$85,000,000
10Benzoyl Peroxide (Benzac AC)$45,000,000
11Clindamycin (Cleocin T)$70,000,000
12Erythromycin (Benzamycin)$70,000,000
13Sodium Sulfacetamide (Klaron)$19,000,000
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Society for Investigative Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology Association, Statistic Brain Research Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

Acne Statistics – Papule, Pustule, Nodule

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