The Psychological Effects Of Acne

Acne can range from a few stubborn blackheads on the nose to seriously disfiguring cysts on the face, chest, and back. Although acne is often talked about as a temporary nuisance and something you “just grow out of” what people aren’t talking about is how big of a psychological impact acne has on teens and adults. Acne can cause social withdrawal, low self-esteem, and even depression. Some teenagers may refuse to go to school because they are so embarrassed by their acne. Acne can be brought on by hormones, genetics, stress, and even certain medications. Not only teenagers get acne, you can have acne from puberty all the way through menopause! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the number one skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million people a year. Luckily there is a cure! Don’t spend your time hiding behind layers of makeup or letting your acne get you down, come in for an appointment and see which of the many treatment options are right for you. We also offer medical grade deep cleansing European-style facials that are perfect to clear out your pores, fight acne, and keep your skin in a healthier place. You don’t have to live with acne, call us today and see how we can help you!

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