Why should teenage acne be treated?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Teens need special attention and counseling in order to maximize the benefits of treatment. Because teenagers are minors, parents also need to be educated and encouraged to take their teenager’s acne very seriously. There are several reasons to treat acne in teens and to take it very seriously. The social stigma of acne and the risk of scarring, which is generally permanent, are the two biggest reasons. The availability of wonderful, easy-to-use treatments that are safe and effective makes acne one of the relatively easier teen “conditions” to address and offers a compelling reason why the condition must not be ignored.

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