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What Is the Prognosis for Acne?
The prognosis for most cases of acne is excellent. Most people experience their worst acne during the teen years and grow out of it. The goal in all acne treatment is to prevent scarring. Severe acne left untreated for a long time can result in scarring. The scars can appear as pits (usually on the face) or as big, bumpy scars (usually on the chest and back). The scarring of acne can also be treated. Your doctor can tell you about various ways available to treat acne scars.
Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/30/2016
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