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Parenting Tips to Deal with Teen Acne

Author: Jamie Opielski
by Jamie Opielski
Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Acne in teenagers is a serious problem which many Jupiter parents fail to realize or understand.

Once we cross our teen years and head into adulthood, we start to look at acne as just another issue to be dealt with during adolescent years. For years, patients in Jupiter, could not treat skin problems such as blemishes caused by blackheads, whiteheads or pustules – the only available treatment option available to them was over the counter medicines. Today, skin professionals widely recognise that such medicines are quite ineffective. Even moderate acne can lower a teen’s confidence and affect the overall quality of his or her life.

Just like dermatologists, parents too, should understand that acne does really have an impact on self-esteem. It also depends on the personality of the patient. A teen who suffers from mild acne may be just as upset as one who suffers severe acne or pustules. Using this perspective, the Jupiter skin professional can figure out the most suitable treatment.

Looking at some of the reasons teens are worried about acne can help us understand their perspective better and help them deal with this condition.

  • Low self-esteem: This is caused by the blemishes and scars from acne. The condition is directly linked to body aesthetics and image, both of which are extremely important to teenagers. When they are dissatisfied or unhappy with how they look, teenagers may avoid meeting or talking to people and thereby become more backward or shy. This creates a negative impact on social interaction. Teenage girls who suffer from this skin condition may see further exacerbation of this condition as their initial response to these blemishes would be to hide them using makeup. In turn, makeup can clog the pores and irritate the skin further.
  • Peer withdrawal: A teenager’s life is brimming with social situations such as lack of acceptance or even teasing especially for those who suffer from acne. Once the self-esteem is affected, this affects their social interaction. It is during the teenage years that lots of boys and girls form relationships regularly with their peers. Girls and boys start to discover not only romance but also about their own personalities. Having to deal with a skin condition like acne can affect their emotional growth and may even stunt outgoing personalities.
As parents, it is important for us to realise that acne is not something that your Jupiter teenager has to deal with or grow out of. A professional dermatologist can offer you a range of solutions to solve these problems and to help them better enjoy these years.

At A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, the priority is your skin and your general health. In a state of the art clinic, we provide exceptional health care for the whole family. The staff is highly skilled, experienced, and trained in the latest techniques. Read more on: Acne Jupiter.

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