One Third Of Surveyed Women Have Removed A Photo From Social Media To Hide Their Acne


According to a new U.S. survey conducted by TotalBeauty and ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5%, acne concerns affected the social media habits of women ages 20 to 39 (n=480) when it came to photos. Of the women surveyed, two in five (n=212) admitted to editing a photo to hide their acne, while one third of the women (n=171) had gone as far as to remove or un-tag a photo on their social media pages simply because of their acne.

Acne was the dominant skin concern among the women surveyed (n=220). In fact, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, experienced by nearly 85% of people. It is important for acne sufferers to see a dermatologist, but of the women surveyed, sixty-five percent (n=313) had self-treated their acne before doing so. While there are many different treatment options, more than half of women (n=274) reported that they would consider using a prescription medication to treat their acne.

"These survey results reflect what I often see in my office every day. Many of my patients feel like they're alone in their acne journey and find it frustrating and difficult to understand when breakouts progress into adulthood. Although acne is a chronic condition, it can be managed and treated. If you find yourself experiencing breakouts, talk to your dermatologist about treatment options that are right for you," says celebrity dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D.


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