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The Burden Surveys

The Burden Surveys reveal insights into areas of acne that are often overlooked. From the under-reporting of truncal acne, to patients being unaware of the threat of permanent scarring. And what this means for the emotional wellbeing of those suffering with it. By exposing these scantly researched elements of the condition, we hope to help healthcare professionals and patients further their understanding of the burden posed by scars and truncal acne. So, they can proactively get the treatment they deserve.

Uncover the hidden truths of acne

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43% normal patients with acne develop scars3

If nothing changes, acne scarring will have a high impact on the quality of life of 16 million people in the USA and 37 million people in Europe1*

Almost 1 in 3 patients will experience a significant impact on their quality of life due to their acne scars1

  • 37% of patients have been bullied because of their acne scars1
  • Some patients with acne scars may avoid social interactions and dating or having intimate relationships1

84% of patients who develop acne scars have a family history of acne1

  • Proactively assessing scarring risk, and tailoring treatment accordingly, is key to prevent permanent acne scarring2,4,5

The Acne Scar Survey

It’s hard to imagine something you can’t yet see, and so, many people don’t see the risk of acne scars until it's too late.1,2

For the acne scar survey, we interviewed 723 patients and 474 physicians from six countries.1

Download the full report below and watch the short animation to reveal the findings.

*Based on population from January 20201

Uncover the combined facial
and truncal acne survey

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1 in 2 people with facial acne also have truncal acne6,7

  • Significantly more people with both facial and truncal acne consider their acne to be a serious condition versus those with facial acne alone (75% vs 65%)8
  • 1 in 4 patients with both facial and truncal acne do not voluntarily mention truncal acne during their consultations6

66% of patients feel isolated due to their facial and truncal acne8

  • Although truncal acne can be easier to hide with clothing, the combination of facial and truncal acne has a significantly greater impact on quality of life than facial acne alone8
  • 74% of people with facial and truncal acne say it holds them back from doing the things they enjoy, compared to 56% with only facial acne8

85% of patients on average would consider even a small improvement in their facial or truncal acne to be worthwhile8

  • Although truncal acne is not always brought up, over 75% of patients are interested in receiving treatment6

The Combined Facial and Truncal Acne Survey

Truncal acne is common, with 1 in 2 acne patients suffering from it.6,7 Yet it’s often overlooked in consultations by both HCPs and patients.6,8

We took a deeper look at the problem with the combined facial and truncal acne survey. Interviewing 1,232 people with acne and 474 physicians across six countries, the findings show that while some areas of acne may be hard to see, their impact is hard to ignore.8

Reveal the burden below.