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POLL: Do You Treat More Adult Women With Acne Than Men?


Click here to answer this week's acne poll.

Do you treat more adult women with acne than men?

Yes, the majority of my acne patients are adult women
No, I treat more adult men with acne
I see a generally equal amount

Recent research published in PLOS ONE found that a significant proportion of dermatology visits for acne were higher in adult female patients 20 years and older (10.1%) compared to adult male patients (4.1%), an almost 2.5-fold increase. Yale School of Medicine researchers Jungsoo Chang, BSE; Michael R. Nock, BA; Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD; and Christopher G. Bunick, MD, PhD, also found that tetracycline-class antibiotics were the most prescribed acne treatment by all providers for all age groups of female patients (22.9% of visits). 

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