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How can acne treatment help me reclaim my self-esteem?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When people with acne experience ongoing breakouts and scarring, they can feel anxious, self-conscious, and even depressed. True, acne is a cosmetic problem that affects your skin. Still, acne can impact your self-esteem or how you feel about yourself. Acne treatment may help you self-manage this skin condition each day. In doing so, you can gain a sense of control about your looks and your life. Acne treatments can reduce oil production, speed up skin cell turnover, and fight bacterial infections. Talk to a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating skin, hair, and nail conditions). Ask about an acne action plan that can help to resolve your skin problems and help you reclaim your self-confidence.

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