by CHARLENE DEHAVEN, MD
Clinical Director of INNOVATIVE SKINCARE
The most common skin problem seen by skin care professionals is acne. At any given time, seventeen (17) million Americans suffer from it. Acne is especially common in the teenage years, when eighty (80) to ninety (90) percent of teens have at least one acne lesion. It can be considered the most debilitating during the teenage years as it affects individuals so much that their future incomes, relationships, emotional health and ability to navigate successfully through life suffers. Some people never recover from having acne. Although the facial lesions may have disappeared long ago, they may still be seen on the face in the mirror.