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Social impact of acne

Acne can have a significant impact on one’s outlook towards life, which people have started paying more attention to nowadays. A large number of studies are conducted on acne to examine its psychological impact, namely:

  • reduced self-esteem;
  • social withdrawal;
  • poor body image;
  • low self-confidence;
  • depression;
  • anger and frustration; and
  • preoccupation with one’s physical appearance.

These are often interlinked, and can progressively worsen if not treated in time. The presence of these conditions often prevents patients from pursuing opportunities at their workplace or in their personal lives.

The treatment of acne patients must, therefore, target not only the eruptions, but also look at improving their self-esteem.

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