Adult women, in particular, may be distressed that they continue to deal with pimples well into their 40s and beyond. In cases of “persistent acne,” adolescent acne continues into adulthood, while “late-onset acne” appears for the first time in adulthood. Much in the same way that teenagers develop acne when a tide of androgen hormones causes the oil glands to secrete excessive amounts of oil, hormones also play a role in the development of “adult acne.” This helps to explain why women not only experience acne flare-ups prior to their menstrual periods and during pregnancy, but may also develop acne in the years leading up to menopause. In any case, the dermatologist has a number of treatment options. To schedule your appointment with one of our providers, go to www.docfreeman.com.