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How can I avoid feeling embarrassed with acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It's not uncommon to feel embarrassed with acne. While acne is a cosmetic issue, it can affect your self-esteem, mood, and relationships. Many teens and adults say they want to hide when their acne flares, causing them to have great anxiety and even depression. It's important to know that you don't have to suffer with embarrassment from acne. See a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating skin, hair, and nail conditions). Learn about the latest treatments available for mild, moderate, or severe acne. In addition, talk about treatments available for acne scarring. Your dermatologist can work with you to find the right combination of effective treatments that clear up your acne so you look good and feel confident again.

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