June 21, 2019
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Survey: Acne negative on career ambitions in young professionals

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The toll of living with acne in young professionals within the workplace and romantic relationships is severe for many, and 70% of survey respondents report they are doing everything they can to manage their acne, according to a survey from the American Acne and Rosacea Society.

Of 1,004 men and women aged 22 to 30 years, nearly 75% of respondents said they believe that most people their age no longer have acne and 80% report feeling embarrassed that they still have the condition in their age group.

Forty-two percent of respondents said acne holds them back.

As for employees aged 22 to 30 years with acne, more than half said having clear skin is important to doing well in their career and many reported that their co-workers with clear skin would advance more quickly, according to a press release from the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS).

More than 75% of those surveyed are unaware as to what else can be done for their acne.

“We urge those still struggling with acne at any age to advocate for themselves and find a dermatologist who understands the true impact of the condition,” Julie Harper, MD, FAAD, AARS, AARS immediate past president and dermatologist in Birmingham, Alabama, said in the release. “There are so many new treatment options available, and treatment should be individualized for each person because each person’s acne is unique. There is no on-size-fits-all solution, and your dermatologist can help you determine what approach is best for you and your acne.”