Psychological Effects of Skin Conditions


Nearly everyone will struggle with some kind of skin issue at some point in their lives, be it a period of acne in their teenage years, wrinkles and sagging skin in their old age, unwanted scars or spots or moles or warts, it’s nearly impossible to escape. But for many people, their severe skin issues cause psychological pain that makes it very difficult for them to function and thrive.

People who suffer from severe or ongoing skin problems such as severe acne, psoriasis, prominent scars or discoloration issues may find it particularly difficult to feel confident and happy as they attempt to mask their skin issues in public. Though skin problems such as light acne may be considered just a part of growing up to many people, for those suffering from severe cases it can mean seemingly endless days of torment, embarrassment, anxiety and shame. Many teenagers and adults report feeling so unhappy and uneasy with a particular skin condition that they are unable to attend school, hold a job and may even feel suicidal.

Thankfully, for anyone struggling with a skin condition of any kind, there is usually a modern medical treatment available to alleviate much of the physical and emotional pain associated with such. Advancements in laser treatments, topical creams, oral medications and even surgery make it possible to see remarkable improvements on skin for patients of all ages and skin types.

Laser treatments are effective at treating a wide range of skin conditions such as acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, age spots and more. Microdermabrasion treatments can even out skin tone and smooth out irregularities. Prescribed ointments and creams can help to lessen the severity of conditions that are causing redness, flaking skin, dry skin and acne.

If you or someone you know is feeling down regarding a skin condition that has been plaguing you for months or even years, there are treatment options available to you. It may also help to seek counseling combined with dermatological treatments to assist in addressing the psychological struggles that often come with feeling uncomfortable in one’s skin.

We’d like to assist you in improving your skin’s condition no matter what type of skin issue you’re dealing with. Schedule a consultation with one of our professional, experienced doctors who can help you learn more about what kind of treatment options are available to you and the skin improvements you can look forward to with our help.

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