Coping and Support
Because our image of ourselves is often tied to how we look, having acne can have lasting psychological effects. People with moderate to severe acne, particularly if it has led to scarring, may have decreased self-confidence and self-esteem issues, which can lead to social withdrawal and, in some cases, even depression. If you are experiencing negative emotions associated with your acne, consult your doctor. Finding the right treatment and support can make a big difference.