New options for adult acne

Acne is a common problem with adolescents but many adults are now finding themselves with a face full of zits.

Up to 15 percent of adults develop acne at age 30 or older.

Often the cause is something we have inherited but for women it could be a change in hormones.

Even moving to another state can affect some men and women but doctors are not sure why.

"I woke up and had this big bolder, like huge bumps. I would never look direct in your face because it was embarrassing," said acne patient Narva Norfleet. 

Doctors say most people with adult acne can treat it with topical medications. These help with inflammation and help kill bacteria.

There are alternative oral medications, but they can come with serious side effects. It is important to speak with your doctor before using any new medication.

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