To a parent, nothing beats the sight of their happy, confident teen - all smiles and giggles. Research shows that having acne through impressionable teenage years can have a significant, long-term impact on self-esteem and sociability.
Contrary to popular belief, scientific research has yet to find a link between diet and acne. Greasy food isn’t the cause; dairy isn’t exacerbating the condition; and cleansing too often has been shown to make the condition worse.
So, when should your teen see a dermatologist for acne? The answer is now.
Early intervention can prevent acne from worsening and minimize the risk for scarring. A custom combination of prescribed therapies, optional in-office treatments and homecare can effectively manage active acne and help your teen focus on the things that really matter.