Why your teen’s acne should not be dismissed, but treated seriously.
While acne isn’t life-threatening, it certainly can be cause for concern. Teens with acne can feel awfully self-conscience, and as Dr. Saul Greenberg, pediatrican with the Hospital for Sick Children explains, it’s a condition that can drag on for many years. “Acne’s a fairly common problem in adolescents, unfortunately it can last for many years and it’s due to various causes that occur in the skin. But primarily it’s a result of the increased hormonal surge that occurs in adolescence.” Dr, Greenberg adds that parents should take their teens’ acne concerns seriously. “Adolescents are extremely concerned about their appearance in terms of their self-esteem and their social interactions. Some children and adolescents with severe acne can become very depressed and anxious so treating the acne is extremely important for adolescents and parents should not dismiss it and should help a child with the treatment.”
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