Acne Perception Report

This worrying new study, commissioned by Galderma and produced in association with the Acne Academy, reveals that the single biggest issue in the majority of teenagers’ lives is their appearance, well ahead of issues to do with their social life and education with 91% saying how they look is most important to them. Yet despite the impact acne can have on teenagers, many do not seek medical advice, in part due to embarrassment and in part due to ignorance about available treatments, nor do their parents recognise the extent of its psychological impact and the long term implications if it is left untreated, such as scarring.

This report details the results of a survey amongst adolescents and parents; the survey questionnaire asked participants about their perceptions of photos of teenagers with and without acne. The responses were illuminating.