Acne has never been easy for teenagers.
Having raised, angry breakouts on the face when you’re more self-conscious about your appearance than ever has always been a tough challenge for young people in their formative years. In today’s world of selfies and social media, the problem of acne-prone skin can actually cause deep emotional trauma.
In study after study, researchers have found that teens with acne are developing:
- Poor self-image
- Decreased quality of life
- A feeling of being alone
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, boys between the age of 16-19 experience the worst phase of acne in the United States, while for girls, their acne breakouts peak between 14-17.
In the first year following an acne diagnosis, patients have a 63% increased risk of developing depression,compared to people who don’t have acne. In fact, the effect that acne has on the quality of life of an adolescent is actually equal to the effect of asthma!
During these vulnerable years of mental development, when teenagers are learning to judge themselves by how they think their peers perceive them, acne can be – and is! – a major obstacle in their journey towards a healthy and emotionally stable adulthood.
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment To The Rescue!
If a case of chronic acne is seriously affecting your teenager’s quality of life, here is one non-invasive treatment that can be of significant help: Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment.
The versatile Fractional CO2 laser tool allows doctors to use a highly-controlled beam to safely and gently break down scar tissues beneath the top layer of skin. Each beam deliberately causes a tiny ‘injury’ to the skin that in turn prompts the body to repair and renew itself. Thousands of such little entries into the skin result in significant improvement to the skin’s surface appearance.
And besides smoothing out lines, reducing the appearance of scars and tightening pores, the treatment has a very positive impact on acute acne.
Is Your Teenager Struggling With Acne?
Let’s Talk About How Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Might Help!