Myth #1: Acne only happens to teenagers.
Almost 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. Some people in their forties and fifties still get acne.
Myth #2: Popping pimples is an effective way to get rid of acne.
People who squeeze, pinch, or pick at their pimples are more likely to get scars or dark spots on their skin. Acne is a skin disease that should be treated by a dermatologist.
Myth #3: You just have to let acne run its course—there’s no treatment!
There’s no reason anyone should live with severe acne. Most acne can be treated over time and boosts a patient’s self-esteem.
Myth #4: Acne scars are forever.
The best way to prevent acne scarring is by treating acne early. But some scarring can be made less visible with certain laser procedures, dermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peels, and skin fillers.