The Silent Struggle: Overcoming Persistent and Adult Acne

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 18th June 2024

Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. For some, it’s a temporary nuisance during adolescence, but for others, it becomes a lifelong battle that impacts their physical and emotional well-being. This blog delves into the experiences of those who have struggled with acne from youth into adulthood, the exhaustive efforts they’ve made to find relief, and the transformative impact of effective, personalised treatment.

The Journey Towards Clear Skin

At our clinic, we encounter individuals whose lives have been significantly impacted by persistent acne, including adult acne. Each person brings a unique story and set of challenges, but they all share a common desire for clear skin and renewed confidence.

Many patients have dealt with severe acne since their teenage years. Despite trying countless over-the-counter products, prescription medications, and home remedies, their condition often worsens. Persistent breakouts and scarring take a toll on self-esteem, affecting social interactions and mental health.

Suffering with Acne Since Youth

For many, the struggle with acne begins in adolescence, a time already fraught with physical and emotional changes. Early onset of acne can lead to significant psychological impacts, including anxiety, depression, and social isolation.

Individuals who start battling acne at a young age often experience constant breakouts and visible scars that make them feel different from their peers. School can become a place of anxiety rather than learning, as they fear teasing and questions about their skin. The relentless search for an effective treatment becomes a central part of their life, often leading to disappointment.

Struggling with Adult Acne

Acne is not just a teenage problem. Many adults continue to suffer from acne well into their 30s, 40s, and beyond. Adult acne can be particularly frustrating because it often feels like an unexpected and unwelcome guest long after the teenage years have passed.

For adults experiencing severe acne, the breakouts are often different from those during teenage years and can be more painful and inflamed. The appearance of acne during professional careers adds an extra layer of stress, impacting confidence in the workplace.

Trying Everything and Nothing Worked

One of the most challenging aspects of persistent and adult acne is the exhaustive effort to find a solution. Many people have spent years and significant amounts of money on treatments that promised clear skin but delivered little to no results.

The journey of trying everything from specialised diets and cutting-edge topical treatments to alternative therapies and hormonal treatments can be exhausting. Each new approach brings a glimmer of hope, but often none in isolation deliver lasting results. The frustration and helplessness can be overwhelming, leading many to feel resigned to a life with persistent acne.



A New Hope: Personalised Treatment

At our clinic, we believe in the power of personalised treatment plans. Understanding the unique aspects of each patient’s acne allows us to tailor our approach and provide effective solutions. We start by doing a genetic test to fid out exactly what type of active ingredients will work for you as well as an ideal diet for your genetic make up to then look at combining advanced topical treatments, oral supplementation, and lifestyle adjustments can finally bring clear skin and renewed confidence.

For those who have suffered for years, finding the right treatment can be life-changing. It’s about more than just clear skin; it’s about restoring confidence, improving quality of life, and empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest.


Persistent and adult acne are more than just cosmetic issues; they are significant health concerns that affect millions of lives. Through compassionate care and personalized treatment, we can make a difference. If you or someone you know is struggling with persistent or adult acne, don’t lose hope. Effective treatment is possible, and a brighter, clearer future may be just around the corner.


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