Teenage Acne – When is too young to treat?

My daughters are 16 and 13 years old now and I think it is safe to say that they are pretty lucky to have access to all that technology has to offer when they see the first signs of a pimple, but it is a question I get asked all the time – at what age is it OK to start treating teenage acne?

As a general rule, girls start getting acne breakouts earlier at around 11-13 years old whereas males start around 14-16 years old.

We often see clients at the early onset of teenage acne and generally all that is needed is appropriate acne skincare to use at home. The nurses educate our young clients on how to take care of their skin which is a very empowering thing for them to take on.

It is important to note that this is usually the beginning of what can be years of ‘managing’ acne and treatment many be necessary in the future, but just that first step of skincare is usually all that is needed to decongest the skin and restore a little of that lost confidence.