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Does early acne treatment help prevent low self-esteem?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Early acne happens as young as ages 8 to 11. Experts now believe that early acne in children and young teens is an indicator that acne may become severe in adolescence. Aggressively treating early acne has been found to prevent worsening of this common skin condition. Ongoing treatment can help lower the chance of acne scars and allow a child or young teen to avoid issues with self-esteem or depression that often occurs with severe acne.

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