Glossary On Social Impact of Acne

Helping patients to face the world with confidence!

Acne can have a significant impact on one’s outlook towards life and this fact has existed for a long time though it has been appreciated only recently. A large number of studies have been conducted on acne patients to see what impact this condition makes on their psyche and the following are commonly detected:

  • Reduced self-esteem
  • Social withdrawal
  • Poor body image
  • Low confidence levels
  • Embarrassment
  • Depression
  • Anger, frustration
  • Preoccupation with looks

These are often interlinked and can progressively worsen if not treated in time. Existence of these conditions often discourages the patients from pursuing opportunities at their workplace or in their personal lives.

The treatment of acne patients must be targeted not only at the eruptions but also at improving the self esteem of these patients.