Table 3

Characteristics at all time points

How would you describe your acne at the moment?Baseline (n=204)24–48 hours (n=204)6 weeks (n=167)
 Clear15 (7.4%)N/A10 (6.0%)
 Almost clear50 (24.5%)54 (32.5%)
 Mild58 (28.4%)43 (25.9%)
 Moderate61 (29.9%)46 (27.7%)
 Severe17 (8.3%)13 (7.8%)
 Very severe3 (1.5%)0
Acne-QoL
 Symptoms (range 0–30)17.3 (6.9)17.4 (7.1)18.4 (7.2)
 Role emotional (range 0–30)14.7 (9.2)14.4 (9.0)16.4 (9.2)
 Role social (range 0–24)15.6 (7.7)15.9 (7.4)16.8 (7.4)
 Self-perception (range 0–30)14.4 (10.0)14.5 (9.8)17.0 (9.3)
Skindex-16
 Symptoms (range 0–24)8.3 (6.6)8.6 (7.1)8.4 (7.0)
 Emotions (range 0–42)27.5 (12.1)26.8 (12.3)24.9 (12.7)
 Functioning (range 0–30)11.5 (9.3)11.0 (9.3)10.0 (9.0)
 Total (range 0–96)46.8 (24.9)45.7 (25.7)35.3 (28.6)
CompAQ
 Symptoms (range 0–32)19.4 (8.3)18.1 (9.1)18.4 (8.9)
 Social (judgements by others) (range 0–32)12.1 (9.1)11.1 (9.4)10.6 (9.0)
 Social interactions (range 0–32)10.6 (9.3)10.3 (9.3)9.4 (9.1)
 Psychological/emotional (range 0–32)18.3 (9.1)17.1 (9.9)15.8 (9.3)
 Treatment concerns (range 0–32)21.8 (7.6)20.8 (8.4)20.3 (8.2)
 Total (range 0–160)82.1 (36.4)77.3 (39.8)74.6 (39.3)