Look back to your teen years when you were staring at the huge zit on your face in front of the mirror. Thoughts were spinning in your head. How did it get there? How do I get rid of it before anyone sees it? It was reported that approximately 80%-90% of teenage are affected with acne. Although it is a curse of teenage, it may be present at any age. The problem is of 3%-6% of adult men and 5%-12%adult women. The disease is more occurring in females than males. In 2013, it was reported that acne is the 8th most common disease worldwide affecting 660 million people. Although acne vulgaris is not associated with mortality, it has physical and psychological impact on the patient.
Authors: Shreya Das & Barun K Bhattacharyya